Friends of the Animal Shelter Foster Manual
Welcome to the Friends of the Animal Shelter Foster Program, serving the animals at the Jackson County Animal Shelter. Thank you so much for providing a temporary home for homeless animals. Your efforts will save lives by taking an animal with an uncertain future to their forever home.
Our Foster Handbook(which you can download above) contains valuable information about fostering animals. Included is advice and techniques recommended by our veteran foster volunteers as well as methods found to be successful at other foster programs all over the country. This manual should be considered a reference for anything and everything foster related.
By becoming a foster parent, you are joining a team of dedicated volunteers. Our foster program is designed to support foster parents every step of the way. You will be part of a collaborative effort between other foster parents, the Foster Coordinator and Shelter Staff. The support you will receive covers everything from providing foster supplies, helping answer questions about the care of the animal, providing medical advice and helping with the promotion and adoption of the animal.
Again, thank you for joining our team. We are thrilled to have you become part of a program that is saving lives!