Foster Homes

PET OF THE WEEK

 



My name is Cheryl and while I admit I can be grumpy at times, when I learn to trust you I will beg to be petted and lick your hand.  I'm nine years old and I was adopted from the SPCA when I was a kitten. When my owner died someone  brought me back to the SPCA and I have just been aching to get to my new "furever" home ever since. When I first arrived I really had to show the people at the SPCA who was boss but now I have chilled out and they can give me love and kisses. I don't like other cats too much but I can tolerate those slobbering dogs pretty well. I am independent and won't miss you much when you are gone but I'll climb on the couch with you when you get home and let you rub my ears and pet and brush me. I am a beautiful tuxedo kitty and my best feature is the tiny white tip and the end of my long black tail. Won't you give this middle-aged lady a home? If you are interested in Cheryl or any of our grumpy and lovey cats and dogs please call (251) 633-3531 or complete the online



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Don't forget we
recycle for cash!

Please bag up your aluminum and drop it by the office. Our own Mr. Roy crushes all the donated aluminum and bags it up for recycle. In 2014 he has crushed a whopping 3,341 pounds of aluminum and raised $2,461 — that aluminum means cash to buy supplies for the animals. We also recycle cell phones, old electric cords, Christmas lights, brass, copper, gold, silver and ink cartridges.

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Finance pet treatment with Vetary and give back to our pet shelter!




The Mobile SPCA relies on foster homes to house and provide temporary care for the dogs and cats in or almost ready for our adoption program. A foster home or foster parent is an individual, couple or family who provides temporary care, shelter and love for a MSPCA animal(s) while it is waiting to be adopted or getting ready to enter our program. Foster homes are an absolutely vital part of saving the lives of animals in Mobile; the more foster homes we have, the more animals we can save: it’s as simple as that!

Some animals come to us who are too young for adoption or have an illness or injury that requires some longer TLC. Some animals may be with the foster family for several months or just a week before they are ready for adoption. We also frequently have mother cats or dogs with litters of puppies or kittens, sometimes as young as a few days old! With infants, foster homes are critical because it allows them to grow stronger in a safe and healthy environment. Once the babies are old enough (eight weeks old) for spay/neuter surgery, they can be altered and go into our adoption program.

As a foster home for the Mobile SPCA, you always have a choice in what animal(s) you foster. Every situation is different; you must consider the other people and animals in your home, how often and how long you are away from home, what kind of time commitment you can make, etc. The foster application will help you think about some of those considerations. Some people like to start out small, with maybe one adult cat; others like to jump in head first with a mother nursing 8 puppies! Whether you are a “cat person” or “dog person,” whether you like bottle feeding kittens, big dogs, sick dogs or needy cats, there are animals that fit your capacity.

We are always here for your support. The Mobile SPCA provides all necessary veterinary care for your foster animal, as well as dry food. Another part of your responsibility as a foster parent is to bring the animal to our off-site adoptions, which are held the first and third Saturdays at Petsmart and to other adoption events we may participate in.

Our success hinges on your success as a foster, and the animals are much more likely to find new homes if they are happy and well-adjusted in their foster homes. Call us for more information or fill out a foster application today.

With the help of an amazing group of foster volunteers, the Mobile SPCA Foster Care Program gives animals who are not yet ready for adoption a chance to live and be loved in foster homes. Through this exciting partnership between our staff and Mobile area foster volunteers, we are able to:

  • Reduce the amount of time an animal lives in the Adoption Center
  • Accept more animals into our Adoption Program
  • Increase adoptions by better preparing animals to become beloved family members
  • By becoming a volunteer foster caregiver, you’ll get the chance to spend QT with some tiny kittens, teach a dog how to love and be loved, or watch an injured kitty get back on her feet thanks to your care and attention. It’s an immensely rewarding experience you’ll never forget, and it saves animals’ lives in a very direct way.



If you are interested in foster, please fill out the foster application and e-mail it to us at spca@MobileSPCA.org.

Maddie's Fund

Mobile SPCA is a
proud recipient of
funding from Maddie’s
Fund® (www.maddiesfund.org),
helping to achieve a
no-kill nation #ThanksToMaddie.

Petsmart

ADOPTION LOCATION
Pinebrook Shopping Center
3980 Airport Boulevard
Open 7 days a week
(251) 343-2227

Science Diet

All pets adopted through
the Mobile SPCA recieve a
free bag of Science Diet Food.
Contact office for details.

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