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WELCOME CAT GODDESSES! 
We are so glad you are here!

THANK YOU FOR FOSTERING!

We’re so excited to have you as part of our lifesaving team! Here are some tools and tips that you can refer to while you are fostering a pet for us.

IMPORTANT CONTACTS

MAIN FOSTER PHONE: 618-772-5009

FOSTER PLACEMENT & SUPPORT 

MANDY: 618-420- 6997

STEPHANIE: 618-531-4526

SHELTER PHONE: 618-540-7387

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I AGREED TO FOSTER
NOW WHAT?!

Supplies

Partners for Pets provides all necessary supplies for your fosters, including food and litter and is open for foster parent supply and medication pick-up Mon-Sat. We ask that you contact a member of your foster care team to schedule a supply pick-up before coming to the facility so items can be confirmed available and ready for distribution. All supplies can be picked up at our shelter at 9136 Lower Marine Rd by appointment.

Where to Keep Your Foster

All foster pets should be kept inside your home. We do not recommend foster cats spending time outdoors & ask that for their safety they remain inside your home. During times of travel cats are to be kept safely secured inside a pet carrier or crate.

Partners for Pets is not responsible for medically treating personal pets who may become ill due to exposure of a fostered pet. Please consider this when introducing your foster pets to other pets in your household.

Intake

Animals born into foster care or being placed into foster care before coming to the Partners for Pets facility need intake sent per the Partners for Pets Intake Protocol. Foster parents are responsible for completing intake within 24 hours of arrival and need to include the following information:

  • Name of pet

  • Age of pet

  • Photo

  • Origin-Stray, Madison County AC, etc

  • Vetting given on intake (fvrcp, dewormer(including type), & advantage)

**PLEASE NOTE PREGNANT AND NURSING MOTHERS SHOULD ONLY RECEIVE PYRANTEL DEWORMER UNTIL THEY ARE NO LONGER NURSING**

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FOSTER RESOURCES

  • Facebook

CAT GODDESSES FACEBOOK GROUP

  • Post general questions

  • Find information on upcoming PetSmart adoption events

  • Google Play

GOOGLE CLASSROOM

  • Foster Information

  • Adoption Information

  • Medical SOPs

🚨EMERGENCY CARE🚨

We know that sometimes emergencies happen. Reach out to a member of your foster team immediately if you notice any of the following symptoms:

  • Diarrhea that lasts more than 6 hours

  • Vomiting more than once in a two-hour period

  • Lethargy

  • Congestion, coughing, or runny nose

  • Yellow discharge from nose or eyes

  • Fever

  • Pain

  • Not eating or drinking for more than 6 hours

  • Injury

Your foster may be prescribed medication by a member of your foster team. Medications are to be picked up within 24 hours at the designated location decided by you, the foster parent, and your foster team member.

 

Emergency appointments are to be utilized when an animal is suffering from an ailment outside of the Partners for Pets Feline & Canine Medical SOP protocols, and is unable to be seen by the Partners for Pets Shelter Veterinarian, Dr. Lindsey Gammon. In these instances, fosters must have permission granted by the Executive Director, Animal Care Manager, or Operations Manager. If one of these individuals is unable to be reached, another foster team member is permitted to approve care. Partners for Pets works with three local clinics: Horseshoe Lake Animal Hospital, Northgate Small Animal Hospital, and Hawthorne Animal Hospital. 

If a foster parent schedules a veterinary appointment without permission, Partners for Pets will not compensate the foster parent or veterinary establishment.

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VETERINARY CARE

Shelter Vet Appointments

Foster parents are responsible for keeping their foster pet(s) up to date on routine veterinary care listed on the Foster Information Sheet distributed at placement. We are fortunate enough to have Dr. Lindsey Gammon as our on-site shelter veterinarian at Partners for Pets.

Spay/Netuer

ALL spay/neuter appointments are scheduled at shelter. These appointments take place every Monday and Wednesday and need to be scheduled with Erika no later than the Friday prior by 8PM. Kittens must be at least 2 lbs, had 2 FVRCP vaccines, 2 rounds of deworming, and be up to date on flea prevention in order to be spayed/neutered.

Medical Updates

Foster parents are responsible for keeping their foster pet(s) up to date on routine veterinary care. When performing further vetting on your fosters please email a foster team member so this information can be digitally recorded.

Ex: "I gave Marzipan her 2nd FVRCP vaccine today 4/20 & her second dose of de-wormer PP2."

This information can be emailed to any of the following individuals for entry:

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GETTING YOUR FOSTER ADOPTED

Medical Requirements

ADULTS

All adult fosters require 2 rounds of vaccinations and worming as well as a spay/neuter surgery before becoming available for adoption.

KITTENS

Kittens are required to have 2 rounds of vaccinations and worming, as well as a spay/neuter surgery before becoming available for adoption.

Adoption Promotion

PETFINDER

Provide photos & biographies for adoption profiles (ex. Good with dogs, cats, kids, litter box trained, etc) to Stephanie

ADOPTION EVENTS

Adoption events are held monthly at PetSmart. For additional details, please see the Cat Goddesses Facebook group.