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BC SPCA - Abbotsford

We need special foster homes for animals with special care needs!

 The Abbotsford BC SPCA shelter is seeking special foster homes for the animals that come into our care. 

The special care needs we frequently encounter include:

  • Animals that are undergoing diagnostics or treatment for possibly contagious diseases (such as ringworm or parvovirus).  
    • These animals require the wearing of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (gowns, gloves, masks, and shoe coverings) while caring for them.
    • *We provide all the PPE equipment, supplies, training, and cleaning materials for this care.
    • This sort of fostering may take two weeks or longer before PPE requirements are lifted.
  • Animals with behavioral issues;
    • This could present as fear, anxiety, stress, or frustration behaviors. Reactive, under-socialized dogs or cats are examples.
    • These animals are given specific, positive reinforcement, evidence-based behavior modification (BMOD) plans by our team of experts which must be followed to ensure the animal’s success.
  • Medical-needs animals; 
    • Those animals who may have recently undergone surgery, are receiving medication to manage non-contagious health issues, and/or may need other medical support. 
    • This could include cleaning, changing dressings, working with incontinent animals, taking the animal to and from veterinary appointments, or checkups at the shelter.
  • Pregnant animals, nursing animals with litters, or orphaned infant animals;
    • This could include monitoring temperatures, bottle-feeding every 2 hours, administering medication, weighing the animals, and regular trips to veterinary appointments or checkups at the shelter.
    • Pregnant and nursing animals may require fostering until the infants are 8 weeks old.

 

  • We would like to find foster homes with experience and/or training with these sorts of animals and circumstances.
  • We will provide additional training for volunteers who wish to support this endeavor.

 

What will you need? In all of the above circumstances, you will need to have a completely separate, secure space in your home. This space must include natural light, a cleanable nonporous floor, and other surfaces.  

    • A secure space is a separate room with a closable door.  
    • A baby/pet gate, partition, or exercise pen does not meet the requirements.
    • These foster animals must always be kept separate from any other pets in your home.
    • We ask foster applicants to commit to a minimum of 6 months in the program.  This does not mean you will have the same animal for 6 months, nor have foster animals continuously for 6 months.

 

We ask that our existing foster volunteers consider pursuing training and opening their homes to the care of these sorts of special needs animals in 2022. 

The Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley BC SPCA shelters’ foster recruitment focus in 2022 will be almost exclusively aimed at finding and training these sorts of foster volunteers. 

Volunteer Opportunities

Animal Centre - Maintenance

Join our team of like-minded individuals as a Maintenance volunteer with the BC SPCA! Work in partnership with staff and volunteers to provide regular maintenance and cleaning of the animal care centre in your community. Your support will ensure the health and safety for all pets and people at the facility.

Transportation - Animal Transport Volunteer

Join our team of like-minded individuals as a Animal Transport volunteer with the BC SPCA! Animal Transport Volunteers play a critical role in transporting both animals and supplies. Combine your passions and do both by applying to become a volunteer driver! !

BC SPCA - Alberni-Clayoquot

Volunteer Opportunities

Animal Centre - Maintenance

Join our team of like-minded individuals as a Maintenance volunteer with the BC SPCA! Work in partnership with staff and volunteers to provide regular maintenance and cleaning of the animal care centre in your community. Your support will ensure the health and safety for all pets and people at the facility.


Transportation - Animal Transport Volunteer

Join our team of like-minded individuals as a Animal Transport volunteer with the BC SPCA! Animal Transport Volunteers play a critical role in transporting both animals and supplies. Combine your passions and do both by applying to become a volunteer driver! !


Community Initiatives - Community Cat Support - Field Work

If you would like an active opportunity to directly be involved with addressing cat overpopulation in your community, this position is for you. Trap-neuter-return (TNR) has proven to be the only long-term solution to humanely control feral cat populations. Your support will ensure cats in your community are healthier and not creating greater population concern.

BC SPCA - Campbell River

Volunteer Opportunities

Animal Centre - Maintenance

Join our team of like-minded individuals as a Maintenance volunteer with the BC SPCA! Work in partnership with staff and volunteers to provide regular maintenance and cleaning of the animal care centre in your community. Your support will ensure the health and safety for all pets and people at the facility.


BC SPCA - East Kootenay

The BC SPCA is a non-profit organization funded primarily by public donations. Our mission is to prevent cruelty and to promote the welfare of animals through a wide range of services, including cruelty investigations, emergency rescue and treatment, sheltering and adoption of homeless and abused animals, humane education, advocacy, farm animal welfare, spay/neuter programs, and wildlife rescue and rehabilitation.

Volunteer Opportunities

Community Initiatives - Community Cat Support - Field Work

If you would like an active opportunity to directly be involved with addressing cat overpopulation in your community, this position is for you. Trap-neuter-return (TNR) has proven to be the only long-term solution to humanely control feral cat populations. Your support will ensure cats in your community are healthier and not creating greater population concern.

 

Transportation - Animal Transport Volunteer

Join our team of like-minded individuals as a Animal Transport volunteer with the BC SPCA! Animal Transport Volunteers play a critical role in transporting both animals and supplies. Combine your passions and do both by applying to become a volunteer driver! !

BC SPCA - Haida Gwaii

Volunteer Opportunities

Animal Centre - Community Services Volunteer

Join our team of like-minded individuals as a Community Services volunteer with the BC SPCA! Work directly with staff & volunteers to provide a variety of great experiences for members of the public who are interested in learning about and supporting the BC SPCA.

Transportation - Supplies Transport Volunteer

Join our team of like-minded individuals as a Supplies Transport volunteer with the BC SPCA! Your support in this role will ensure the health of animals in-care and help our team run successful events in our community!


Transportation - Animal Transport Volunteer

Join our team of like-minded individuals as a Animal Transport volunteer with the BC SPCA! Animal Transport Volunteers play a critical role in transporting both animals and supplies. Combine your passions and do both by applying to become a volunteer driver! !


BC SPCA - Horse and Farm Animal Foster Program

General Interests

Transportation - Horse and Farm Animal Transport Volunteer

Join our team of like-minded individuals as a Animal Transport volunteer with the BC SPCA! Animal Transport Volunteers play a critical role in transporting both animals and supplies. Combine your passions and do both by applying to become a volunteer driver! !

BC SPCA - Nelson

Volunteer Opportunities

Animal Centre - Maintenance Volunteer

Join our team of like-minded individuals as a Maintenance volunteer with the BC SPCA! Work in partnership with staff and volunteers to provide regular maintenance and cleaning of the animal care centre in your community. Your support will ensure the health and safety for all pets and people at the facility.

BC SPCA - North Cariboo (Prince George)

Volunteer Opportunities

Animal Centre - Maintenance Volunteer

Join our team of like-minded individuals as a Maintenance volunteer with the BC SPCA! Work in partnership with staff and volunteers to provide regular maintenance and cleaning of the animal care centre in your community. Your support will ensure the health and safety for all pets and people at the facility.

BC SPCA - North Peace

Volunteer Opportunities

Community Initiatives - Community Cat Support - Field Work

If you would like an active opportunity to directly be involved with addressing cat overpopulation in your community, this position is for you. Trap-neuter-return (TNR) has proven to be the only long-term solution to humanely control feral cat populations. Your support will ensure cats in your community are healthier and not creating greater population concern.

BC SPCA - Powell River

Volunteer Opportunities

Animal Centre - Maintenance

Join our team of like-minded individuals as a Maintenance volunteer with the BC SPCA! Work in partnership with staff and volunteers to provide regular maintenance and cleaning of the animal care centre in your community. Your support will ensure the health and safety for all pets and people at the facility.


Transportation - Animal Transport Volunteer

Join our team of like-minded individuals as a Animal Transport volunteer with the BC SPCA! Animal Transport Volunteers play a critical role in transporting both animals and supplies. Combine your passions and do both by applying to become a volunteer driver! !

Click here to review the role description for this position!

BC SPCA - Provincial Opportunities

General Interests

BC SPCA - Salt Spring Island

Volunteer Opportunities

Community Initiatives - Community Cat Support - Field Work

If you would like an active opportunity to directly be involved with addressing cat overpopulation in your community, this position is for you. Trap-neuter-return (TNR) has proven to be the only long-term solution to humanely control feral cat populations. Your support will ensure cats in your community are healthier and not creating greater population concern.

 

Transportation - Animal Transport Volunteer

Join our team of like-minded individuals as a Animal Transport volunteer with the BC SPCA! Animal Transport Volunteers play a critical role in transporting both animals and supplies. Combine your passions and do both by applying to become a volunteer driver! !


BC SPCA - Sea to Sky

We need special foster homes for animals with special care needs!

 The Sea to Sky BC SPCA shelter is seeking special foster homes for the animals that come into our care. 

The special care needs we frequently encounter include:

  • Animals that are undergoing diagnostics or treatment for possibly contagious diseases (such as ringworm or parvovirus).  
    • These animals require the wearing of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (gowns, gloves, masks, and shoe coverings) while caring for them.
    • *We provide all the PPE equipment, supplies, training, and cleaning materials for this care.
    • This sort of fostering may take two weeks or longer before PPE requirements are lifted.
  • Animals with behavioral issues;
    • This could present as fear, anxiety, stress, or frustration behaviors. Reactive, under-socialized dogs or cats are examples.
    • These animals are given specific, positive reinforcement, evidence-based behavior modification (BMOD) plans by our team of experts which must be followed to ensure the animal’s success.
  • Medical-needs animals; 
    • Those animals who may have recently undergone surgery, are receiving medication to manage non-contagious health issues, and/or may need other medical support. 
    • This could include cleaning, changing dressings, working with incontinent animals, taking the animal to and from veterinary appointments, or checkups at the shelter.
  • Pregnant animals, nursing animals with litters, or orphaned infant animals;
    • This could include monitoring temperatures, bottle-feeding every 2 hours, administering medication, weighing the animals, and regular trips to veterinary appointments or checkups at the shelter.
    • Pregnant and nursing animals may require fostering until the infants are 8 weeks old.

 

  • We would like to find foster homes with experience and/or training with these sorts of animals and circumstances.
  • We will provide additional training for volunteers who wish to support this endeavor.

 

What will you need? In all of the above circumstances, you will need to have a completely separate, secure space in your home. This space must include natural light, a cleanable nonporous floor, and other surfaces.  

    • A secure space is a separate room with a closable door.  
    • A baby/pet gate, partition, or exercise pen does not meet the requirements.
    • These foster animals must always be kept separate from any other pets in your home.
    • We ask foster applicants to commit to a minimum of 6 months in the program.  This does not mean you will have the same animal for 6 months, nor have foster animals continuously for 6 months.

 

We ask that our existing foster volunteers consider pursuing training and opening their homes to the care of these sorts of special needs animals in 2022. 

The Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley BC SPCA shelters’ foster recruitment focus in 2022 will be almost exclusively aimed at finding and training these sorts of foster volunteers. 

Volunteer Opportunities

Transportation - Animal Transport Volunteer

Join our team of like-minded individuals as a Animal Transport volunteer with the BC SPCA! Animal Transport Volunteers play a critical role in transporting both animals and supplies. Combine your passions and do both by applying to become a volunteer driver! !

Transportation - Supplies Transport Volunteer

Join our team of like-minded individuals as a Supplies Transport volunteer with the BC SPCA! Your support in this role will ensure the health of animals in-care and help our team run successful events in our community!

BC SPCA - Shuswap

Volunteer Opportunities

Animal Centre - Cat Wellness Volunteer

Join our team of like-minded individuals as a Cat Wellness volunteer with the BC SPCA! Work in partnership with staff and volunteers to ensure our cats emotional & physical needs are met through daily engagement and BC SPCA-approved training techniques.

BC SPCA - South Okanagan/Similkameen

Volunteer Opportunities

Animal Centre - Maintenance & Yardwork Volunteer

Join our team of like-minded individuals as a Maintenance volunteer with the BC SPCA! Work in partnership with staff and volunteers to provide regular maintenance and cleaning of the animal care centre in your community. Your support will ensure the health and safety for all pets and people at the facility.

BC SPCA - South Peace

Volunteer Opportunities

Driving - Animal Transport Volunteer

Join our team of like-minded individuals as a Animal Transport volunteer with the BC SPCA! Animal Transport Volunteers play a critical role in transporting both animals and supplies. Combine your passions and do both by applying to become a volunteer driver! !

Click here to review the role description for this position!

Animal Centre - Garden Care Volunteer

 

Join our team of like-minded individuals as a Garden Care volunteer with the BC SPCA! Work in partnership with staff and volunteers to provide regular landscaping and care of the lawns, gardens and walkways of the animal care centre in your community. Your support will ensure the health and safety for all animals and people at the facility.

 

BC SPCA - Vernon

Volunteer Opportunities

Animal Centre - Maintenance

Join our team of like-minded individuals as a Maintenance volunteer with the BC SPCA! Work in partnership with staff and volunteers to provide regular maintenance and cleaning of the animal care centre in your community. Your support will ensure the health and safety for all pets and people at the facility.

BC SPCA - West Kootenay Community Animal Centre

General Interests

Animal Centre - Maintenance & Yardwork

Join our team of like-minded individuals as a Maintenance volunteer with the BC SPCA! Work in partnership with staff and volunteers to provide regular maintenance and cleaning of the animal care centre in your community. Your support will ensure the health and safety for all pets and people at the facility.

Transportation - Animal Transport Volunteer

Join our team of like-minded individuals as a Animal Transport volunteer with the BC SPCA! Animal Transport Volunteers play a critical role in transporting both animals and supplies. Combine your passions and do both by applying to become a volunteer driver! !