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We desperately need foster homes for cats, dogs and small animals! We provide or reimburse all the equipment, food, transport, veterinary and any other costs. All you need is:
Cats MUST be kept indoors. This is priority, they must NOT escape. A spare bedroom or someone in a flat is ideal for fostering a cat.
Cats fostered from rescue are often shy, grumpy, scared and almost feral in appearance and behaviour. Cats require a minimum of usually 2 weeks to begin to settle into a new environment.
Cats in foster MUST be kept indoors and it is the foster families responsibility to make sure the cat does not escape either through doors or windows.
Cats can be kept isolated in a room set up for them if the whole house is not available, even a spare room can become a rescue space! This set up is best to be followed for the first days to allow the cat to get used to you.
Small animals: you must be experienced in handling and caring for whichever small animal species you wish to foster as they all specific environmental, handling & dietary requirements.
Almost anyone can foster a rescue animal and do their part for animal welfare and rescue across the UK. Rescuing one animal at a time spreads the work load and means we do not have to rely on boarding kennels which are expensive and can be traumatic.
Information about fostering dogs is further down the page.
Every animal who is rescued by Broken Souls arrives at our doors by the kindness of a volunteer driver.
Transporters are involved with the real nitty gritty aspects of rescue in that they see the animal before it is in our environment and care, they see the change and joy in the new adoption home and they deal with the horrific and often sad veterinary runs. They are the first point of contact for vets, pound workers and members of the public, who may have done things to the animal that can cause an emotional reaction. It is the transporters job to make this transition happen as smoothly, quickly and professionally as possible. You are also the first point of contact for the rescue animal, it is from the moment we collect an animal that their new life begins...
Our animals often need help getting from their current locations into their rescue spaces and this can be UK wide so no matter where you are, we might need your help one day. We also need help locally sometimes with transport from rescue placements to veterinary appointments or adoption meet & greets.
Cats will always be in crates/carriers/. Small Animals will always be in their cages or suitable secure carriers. Dogs can be crated if your car allows or alternatively buckled into seatbelts with appropriate harnesses. You must be experienced and confident in handling and keeping secure strange dogs.
We reimburse 100% of fuel costs. Please be prepared for hair, possible toilet accidents and/or vomiting.
What Transporters Do:
All our fosters and adopters under go a home check and informal interview process to ensure they are suitable and ready for the animal. Confident people who are experienced in animal care and know what is required to look after a foster animal are a must. You must be able to listen, ask the difficult questions and be quietly observant. We reimburse travel costs and home checks are UK wide so no matter where you are, please do apply. Must be able to print out home check forms or collect from HQ.
What Do Home Checkers Do?
What Do Home Checkers Need?
There are 100's of dogs in the UK pounds on 'deathrow' facing being put to sleep, waiting for their 8 days to run out. These dogs need your help most. They often take a few days to adjust to home life again & may require toilet training, but they are usually the most loving and rewarding dogs to foster. The dogs requiring a foster from the pounds usually fit into one of the below catagories:
1. Senior Small Breed (yorkie, terriers, shitzhu X's. Usually dog freindly)
2. Staffies and Bullies X's (usually dog reactive but people loving)
3. Sighthounds (greyhounds, lurchers, salukis X's etc Usually dog friendly but cat reactive)
Many of our dogs often come with medical issues which will need daily medications, specialist diets and regular vet visits. We pay for all veterinary and transport costs but fosters must be able to keep up with and be committed to any treatments and medications and be able to transport the dog to a vet. If you live outside of the West Midlands area, we will need to find a good vet in your area to work with.
Being patient is a huge requirement for fostering a dog. Many of these dogs have been abandoned due to behavioural issues such as separation anxiety, being dog reactive, lack of basic obedience, destructive behaviours. Our fosters must have some knowledge and experience of dog behaviour and work with us in rehabilitating the dog.
Some dogs from council pounds cannot be fully assessed before coming into rescue. We need very experienced, pet free and child free foster homes where these dogs can decompress and be fairly assessed.
We always need more funds to pay for all the food, equipment, transport, kennel bills and veterinary costs! We have an amazing fundraising you can join who always need help promoting online fundraisers as well as attending markets, fayres, dog shows and other events with the rescue gift shop stall! We also need volunteers for our annual Dog Fest held in Coventry! Click Here to volunteer for Dog Fest '23
Alternatively, you could run your own fundraiser! Be it completeing "Wolf Run", a bake sale, jumping out of a plane or sitting in a bath of baked beans...we need your fundraising! Let us know of any events you hold and send us photos so we can show them on our News page and social media!
Fundraising Contributions can be sent to:
Name: Broken Souls Rescue
Sort Code: 30-92-33
Broken Souls Rescue
111 Union Street
Message Our Fundraising Team on Facebook Click Here or email: email@example.com
Dog Assessors are the most experienced members of staff on our team. They must be very knowledgeable, experienced and confident in going alone to assess a new dog. They must be able to read body language clearly and know different signs and symptoms of behavioural issues. During this assessment, they also silently observe and assess their current home or environment and try to take note of possible triggers and causes to help guide us in choosing the right placement and training program for the dogs individual needs. They also need to observe and note any obvious or potential health issues the dog may have.
Dog Assessors must be patient, confident, highly experienced and able to observe without voicing judgement upon the current owners, no matter how dire the situation we keep a professional and polite appearance in the moment.
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