Because pets at CCHS aren’t eligible to be adopted until they reach two months of age, this causes a need for “foster care volunteers.” Mostly, we need volunteers to foster kittens between one month and two months of age. Sometimes, their mama-cats accompany them. Sometimes we also need people to foster young puppies, but this doesn't happen as often.
Foster care is also needed for animals that are recuperating from an illness or an injury. Animal-loving volunteers take responsibility for these pets, providing a safe environment and caring for them at home, while reaping the benefits of having a temporary pet! In fact, most foster care volunteers find that the only drawback is having to return the animals after growing to love them!
Fostering does require completing a specific application and also agreeing to a home check prior to approval.
If you are interested, please download the application and submit it to:
Chautauqua County Humane Society
Attn: Rachel Johnson
2825 Strunk Road
Jamestown, NY 14701