Have you ever visited an animal rescue shelter and walked away feeling a little left out? The volunteers do so much to help the animals, and you love the animals just as much as they do, but it just does not fit in your schedule or your lifestyle.
Save Our Strays, Inc. is an organization built upon volunteer foster parents. Incorporated since 1994, they take care of approximately 600 cats at a time. Instead of a shelter, cats find themselves living in an actual home, cared for by their new foster family. Cats remain in their home until they find their forever home, either by volunteers taking them to an adoption center at PetSmart in St Petersburg or Largo, or events held at Debi’s Puppy Love grooming salon in St. Petersburg, FL.
Save Our Strays continually looks to expand their list of foster homes. Volunteers will help you help the kitties. For many, fostering animals is a full time occupation, full or rewards, and completely fulfilling. However, fostering does not have to be a lifetime commitment. Temporary volunteers help a lot in the effort to serve the many cats and kittens needing help.
Temporary fostering not only gives immediate aid to the cats, it is a nice way for you to determine if this is how you want to help on an ongoing basis. It is important to have all members of the household in agreement with the arrangement. Save Our Strays volunteers have answers to your questions. Just ask. There is no such thing as a little help when you decide to join the ranks as a volunteer.
Save Our Strays, Inc. lists a few general details for future fosters:
1. Your own cats or dogs must be current on their vaccinations and be sterilized.
2. Save Out Strays provides food and litter (if requested) and a cage if necessary.
3. Medical expenses are covered – the cat or kitten must go to one of their vets.
4. All cats MUST stay inside.
Please visit Save Our Strays, Inc. for more information on fostering cats and other volunteer opportunities.