Dear Foster Parent,
Thank you for your interest in providing foster care services to Nevada Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (“Nevada SPCA”), a non-profit organization. Nevada SPCA operates a no-kill animal shelter, promotes humane education, and challenges people to be the best possible guardians for the companion animals in their care. Nevada SPCA works to achieve our adoption goals by treating each animal as an individual, with a name instead of a number. We strive to match each rescued animal with foster parents by personality and lifestyle in order to have the best chance to find a forever home. Our foster parents are an essential part of this effort.
The success of our foster program is not only measured by the dedication of time and care given by our remarkable foster parents, but by the many selfless acts they contribute to make life better for the animals in our care. On any given day, Nevada SPCA’s headquarters is home to many rescued animals. Besides many cats and dogs, Nevada SPCA rescues and adopts numerous other species of domesticated animals, including rabbits, guinea pigs, gerbils, hamsters, ferrets, and many more. Our shelter, located at 4800 W. Dewey Drive, operates with many animals on a daily basis, so every foster parent helps us reach our goal of bringing another animal in need into the safety of Nevada SPCA and into a qualified foster home.
In order to become a foster parent, you must initial the below statements and sign this foster care agreement. If your application is approved, you will be contacted when we have a need for a foster home for a particular animal(s) based on your selections made on the foster application. Please note that Nevada SPCA reserves the right to terminate a foster care relationship at any time. We truly believe you will find volunteering with Nevada SPCA a rewarding experience and we look forward to meeting you!
Please initial the below statements:
I have answered the questions on the Foster Application truthfully and completely. I understand that although Nevada SPCA carefully screens animals for foster care placement, it makes no guarantee relating to the health, behavior or actions of the animal. I understand that I receive foster care animals at my own risk and can reject or return animals for which Nevada SPCA has asked me to provide care for. I indemnify and hold the Nevada SPCA free and harmless from all liability arising out of any and all claims, demands, losses, damages, action, judgment of any and all kind and description which may occur to or be suffered by me, members of my household, or any third parties by reason of activities arising out of this agreement.
As a foster parent you agree to provide food, shelter and socialization to the animal(s) in your care. Nevada SPCA runs on donations and will provide these items when available.
As a foster parent YOU are approved to care for the animal(s) in your home. In the event you are no longer able to care for the animal(s) you must contact a Nevada SPCA foster department staff member to make arrangements for the animal(s) to be moved to either another foster home or returned to the shelter.
In the event a foster animal(s) requires medical attention you will contact a Nevada SPCA foster department staff member PRIOR to taking the animal(s) to a veterinary clinic. This allows for Nevada SPCA to refer the foster parent to an approved clinic and receive treatment at no cost to the foster parent.
I understand if I, as a foster parent, choose to have a foster animal treated at a veterinary clinic of my own choosing without contacting a Nevada SPCA foster staff member prior to treatment, that the cost accrued is my responsibility.
I am willing to accept the fact that some animals in my care may not survive due to multiple reasons or may require humane euthanasia for various reasons and that this decision is at the sole discretion of Nevada SPCA and vet staff involved.
I understand that if my foster animal(s) becomes lost that I will notify Nevada SPCA foster staff immediately.
The Nevada SPCA takes any and all precautions regarding contagious illnesses/conditions. However I understand bringing home a foster animal of which not have much medical background information is known, I risk my personal pets potentially contracting any such illnesses/conditions. Examples, not limited to; ringworm, parasites, parvo/panleukopenia etc. It’s advisable to house the foster animals separately from personal pets at all times.
I fully understand that the foster animal(s) is/are property of Nevada SPCA and refusal to return the foster animal, either at the end of the foster period or as per requested by Nevada SPCA at any time for any reason, or any method of disposal of the foster animal may result in criminal prosecution, to the fullest degree of the law.
I agree while providing foster care for Nevada SPCA I will not also provide foster care for another animal rescue group or socialize with other animals without prior permission from foster staff.
Should the animal(s) pass away while fostering, I will immediately notify Nevada SPCA and return the remains.
As a foster parent you are able to find an adopter for your foster animal(s). The possible adopter will have to come into Nevada SPCA to process the adoption paperwork and pay the adoption fee, if approved, after speaking with an adoption counselor. Please notify foster staff if you have found an adopter for your foster animal(s).
I agree to bring the foster animal(s) into Nevada SPCA for regular vaccinations, and agree to follow spay/neuter surgery appointments instruction provided by the foster department staff.
I am at least 18 years of age and have read over the Foster FAQ.
I hereby agree to any and all terms of this “Foster Care Agreement”
To contact your foster team please email firstname.lastname@example.org THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN BECOMING A FOSTER CAREGIVER WITH NEVADA SPCA!