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Are You A “No Fuss Foster” Family?

We’d like to ask anyone thinking of becoming a VHS foster to assess about how you can best help us and ultimately help an animal in need. We meet a lot of people who want to become fosters. But we don’t meet a lot of people who actually say “Yes” when we present them with the animal that needs them. We do understand that some animals may not suit your home situation, but we can’t always give you the exact ideal animal either. We need fosters to step up where the need is greatest, where the animal is at risk, and where you can do the most good. We can’t say for sure that the animal you foster will get its forever home next week, so we do need fosters who are willing to go the distance, be flexible and work with us. We appreciate that unusual circumstances come up and you may not be able to foster indefinitely in all cases. But have confidence that we work hard to place animals in the right homes, and in the end, they find their home. And you, the foster, has played an important role in helping to socialize and care for the animal and make sure it’s a great fit for its next family. There is work involved in fostering: trips to the vet or to pick up more food from us, daily walks, basic puppy training, etc. But there’s also lots of fun and great learning for families and children about caring for “all creatures great and small”. We just want to ask anyone who is considering becoming a foster to be patient and understand that you can do the most good by trying to help where our need is greatest. Foster applications can be filled out on line via our website. Thank you to all our foster families. We love you and need you!

You are the lifeblood of our work on behalf of animals.

You are the lifeblood of our work on behalf of animals.

As a non-profit organization, the Victoria Humane Society depends entirely on donations from kind-hearted people like you. Every month, we rescue literally dozens of dogs and cats, and sometimes other small animals, many from horrific circumstances such as neglect, starvation and abuse. The associated costs of rescue are significant, from arranging transportation for the animals out of remote communities and into our care, to emergency medical bills to save animals lives, to spay and neuter costs, vaccinations, hospitalizations, medications and on-going food costs and incidentals. Monthly and one-time donors are literally our most critical form of support. We thank you for donating what you can today.

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