Volunteers do a tremendous amount of work for the OHS. We would not be able to offer so many amazing programs and services to our community or help as many animals as we do without the skills, experience, enthusiasm and passion of our dedicated volunteers. For this, we sincerely thank you!
One very special team that continues to offer animals a second chance are OHS foster volunteers. We rely on foster volunteers to help animals in need of behavioural intervention and/or medical intervention to help them become adoptable. Some very special animals require even more support, remaining in foster homes while they are available for adoption. Regardless of what kind of animals they foster, foster volunteers all share a similar passion — a love for helping homeless animals overcome their barriers to adoption. Through their kind and loving approach, they help us remedy 1,300 – 1,500 animals each year.
As amazing as these statistics are, we do struggle to find as many available foster homes for the number of animals in need. Our dedicated foster team will often receive emails with urgent appeals requesting foster homes for more than 50 animals in need of immediate placement. Many of these animals require additional training before they can be adopted: cats in need of litterbox monitoring (to ensure proper use), shy/fearful dogs and cats, or dogs in need of a responsive trainer due to handling sensitivities.
We need more foster homes to help more animals and we cannot do this alone. So please help us spread the word, or consider joining this team today. We’re happy to supply all of the food, litter, basic supplies, veterinary examinations and medical treatments — we just need your time, attention and love. Join now to start saving lives today.