Bromsgrove Rehoming Centre


Cat Foster Carer

Volunteer Cat Foster Carer (Bromsgrove)

 

Sick, injured and homeless pets have relied on Blue Cross for help since 1897. Each year, thousands of dogs, cats, small pets and horses turn to the charity’s animal hospitals, clinics and rehoming services for treatment and support. Our shops help to raise vital income for our charity and all profits go to helping more pets in need.

 

Our Volunteer Cat Foster Carers provide support and a peaceful, calming setting for cats away from the busy Rehoming
Centre. This can be for a few days at a time or longer, depending on the needs of the cat.

 

We would love you to join us and help us

help more pets in need

 

You’ll learn new skills and gain valuable practical experience for your CV.

 

Fostering is a flexible process, but you will need to commit to a long enough period for cats to settle in a new environment and for training purposes (ideally 6 months or more). Often, we need fosterers for older or nervous cats or those with a minor medical condition. There may also be the potential to assist with hand feeding abandoned kittens at certain times of the year, which means feeding them every two hours including through the night.

 

The role of a Volunteer Cat Foster Carer

Tasks include:

  • Supporting cats who might be struggling to cope with cattery life or may be recuperating from operations
  • Providing all the care cats need – feeding, exercising, cleaning, socialising, giving medication and grooming
  • Collecting or dropping your animal back to the Centre during opening hours
  • Keeping accurate records

 

Criteria required for the role of Volunteer Cat Foster Carer

You will need:

  • Previous experience of handling and caring for cats 
  • To live within 45 minutes of both the Bromsgrove Rehoming Centre and the centre's out-of-hours vet service based at Smethwick
  • Your own car to transport foster cats to and from the Centre or Vet
  • A quiet, reasonable size spare room with minimal furniture for your foster cat (no other pets preferred)
  • To be home for most of the day to monitor your foster cats regularly
  • To be available to volunteer for a minimum of 6 months or more
  • The use of video technology such as Microsoft Teams to communicate with the Centre when needed
  • Willingness to learn and follow Blue Cross procedures
  • Minimum age requirement: 18 years

 

Why volunteer?

  • You’ll be helping cats to have happy, healthy lives
  • You’ll be able to enjoy caring for a cat without a long term commitment
  • You’ll gain practical skills, experience and a training programme
  • You’ll develop skills and enhance your CV
  • You’ll join a great team of like-minded people
  • You’ll be provided with all the equipment needed and costs covered

 

We would love you to join us and help us help more pets in need. If you have any questions then you can email us on Deborah.knott@bluecross.org.uk or give us a call on 0300 777 1460.

 

We would love to hear from you.