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.
MAIN FOSTER PHONE: 618-772-5009
FOSTER PLACEMENT & SUPPORT
MANDY: 618-420- 6997
SHELTER PHONE: 618-540-7387
I AGREED TO FOSTER
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.
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
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**
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
Congestion, coughing, or runny nose
Yellow discharge from nose or eyes
Not eating or drinking for more than 6 hours
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.
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.
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.
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:
GETTING YOUR FOSTER ADOPTED
All adult fosters require 2 rounds of vaccinations and worming as well as a spay/neuter surgery before becoming available for adoption.
Kittens are required to have 2 rounds of vaccinations and worming, as well as a spay/neuter surgery before becoming available for adoption.
Provide photos & biographies for adoption profiles (ex. Good with dogs, cats, kids, litter box trained, etc) to Stephanie
Adoption events are held monthly at PetSmart. For additional details, please see the Cat Goddesses Facebook group.