Lillian Allbon Cumberland County Animal Shelter
We are the little shelter with the BIG heart
The decision to become a foster parent is a great one. Choosing to bring an animal into your home on a temporary basis can be very rewarding but can also be tough when it's time to bring the animal back to the shelter. We ask that you make this decision with all members of your family and that you be aware of the responsibility involved in being a foster parent.
Once your application has been processed, you will be advised and the responsibilities and duties will be explained thoroughly to you. This extensive process is to ensure the protection and well-being of the animals in our care. We thank you in advance for your co-operation.
HOW TO APPLY
You can print off a form, fill it out, and drop it off at the shelter OR you can fill the form out directly through the link below
WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN FOSTERING
Animals that are fostered out from our shelters are either seniors, stressed in the environment of the shelter, or have an ongoing medical condition.
When fostering we provide all the supplies necessary for the animal's stay. That includes any medication if needed.
The average stay of a foster animal is around 6 weeks. When animals are in foster homes in most cases they are actively up for adoption.
Foster parents do have the option to adopt the animal in their care but if adopted out to another home, they will need to be returned to the shelter.
If a sick animal is in the care of a foster home they are returned to the shelter once recovered.