Animal abuse, neglect, and abandonment are
the harsh realities CRO© has to face on a daily basis.
Animal abuse, neglect, and abandonment are the harsh realities CRO© has to face on a daily basis.
"Animals are born who they are, accept it, and that is that. They live with greater peace than people do."
Love dogs and cats but not ready to commit to another full-time companion?
Perhaps you'd like to be a foster parent to one of our newly rescued dogs, puppies, cats or kittens? Fostering means bringing in a dog or cat, puppy or kitten(s) with the goal of nurturing them for a while until they can be placed in a permanent home with a family who’ll love them forever.
It’s a crucial part of the animal rescue world. It’s also amazing, for you and for the animals.
1. Foster pets learn that they are loved
Watching a dog that has been in a shelter environment, or hurt, or abused or all of the above enter your home is a magical, beautiful thing. Though they may not be settled, they surely seem to know they are safe and, yes, loved.
2. You’re saving lives
Every animal who goes into a foster home brings down the number of shelter pets euthanased each year. Not only are you helping us get animals adopted, but you are freeing up space at shelters. “Fosters are truly a blessing” say Cheryl-Lyn. “They help me with all the animals that need their care the most, they’re not only angels to the animals, they’re angels to all of us who care so deeply about animal rescue.”
3. It will make you feel great & laugh too
It can be a remarkable experience seeing a dog transition from a skittish, scared little creature to a trusting, flourishing member of a family. Both making the dogs feel better about their world and making us feel better about ourselves.
A dog that is skin and bones and sick with pneumonia, coming back to health, his goofy personality appearing, becoming a bouncing dog with a funny personality. Making you laugh … and the more you laugh, the more they clown about.
4. Your kids will love it too
Taking in puppies or kittens is great to teach kids responsibility, compassion & patience. You are helping these babies learn how to be well-loved pets whilst your children learn to care for animals too.
5. You’ll give a pet a chance to shine
Many pets do not thrive in a shelter setting so being in a foster home gives them ‘a chance to be healthy and happy’ rather than scared & stressed.
PLUS it also helps potential adopters get to see what a great personality the animal has in a home setting – as you will be sharing all those photos & feedback to us
6. You are covered
Cheryl-Lyn's Rescue Organisation cover ALL medical costs for fosters. We do request - if possible (as it really helps us) - that you supply food and other day-to-day expenses (kitty litter) but this is not essential as we will also supply them if required.
7. Goodbye is always a happy ending
Don’t be put off fostering because you think it’ll be too hard when your sweetie gets adopted.
“It’s never easy to say goodbye and a few tears are shed”, says Claire one of our cat/kitten foster mums. “But seeing their happy ending makes it all worthwhile.”
“And just when one litter goes off there is another one in need and it’s their chance to be saved.”
8. If you really fall in love...
If you decide your foster must stay …. well there’s nothing greater than to be a ‘Foster Fail’.
You now have a pet that you know well, have lived with for a while. There just isn’t a better feeling than knowing what you have done to save a life.
9. Getting started is easy
Fill out the form here and we’ll be in touch to chat further and arrange to meet you. Then when we have the right animal for you and the fostering service you are offering, we can place a foster with you.
Please fill out the form here, or contact us directly at:
To rescue, rehabilitate, re-home and provide the best care possible for neglected and abused animals, bringing them back to health, both mentally and physically.
We promote good animal welfare and responsible pet ownership by providing support, guidance and education to members of the public.
Our Community Pledge
Raising overall standards of animal welfare in and around our communities by providing advice, support and guidance to pet owners.
We value our volunteers, support staff, our public donors and all other animal welfare organisations that we continue to work hand in hand with.
Your help makes an impact
We desperately need new premises to help us to continue doing the work that we do.
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