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We Care for Animals is Looking for Foster Homes

by We Care for Animals

 

MochaFosterSavesLivesWe Care for Animals (WCFA) organization does not have a physical shelter. All of the animals in their care stay in foster homes until adopted by their forever
family. But WCFA can only help as many animals as they have foster homes. When rescues are full, homeless animals have no place to go but to a shelter. Even if people can’t give a homeless pet a forever home, the organization asks them to consider helping by becoming a foster parent.

 

Foster parents care for homeless pets as if the pets were their own until they are adopted. Foster homes help these animals become more adoptable by providing socialization, basic training, much needed love, and attention. Training or re-training an animal to live in a home setting, helps increase the odds of a smooth and successful transition into a permanent home. Orphaned baby animals require much more care to survive on their own.

 

TrackerSavedA foster parent is able to learn the pet’s personality, likes, and dislikes so he can be matched to the right forever home. Foster parents save lives. It is impossible to predict how long an animal will remain in foster care. Some pets are adopted within twenty-four hours, while others can wait weeks to find a home. This doesn’t mean you can’t make plans to be away. Animals can be co-fostered if another foster family is available. Co-fostering helps both the foster family and the pet. The foster family can make plans to take a break, and the foster pet can enjoy different homes, other pets, and socialization; a win-win situation.

 

Foster parent responsibilities include welcoming the pet into the family. Foster parents must be able to provide a clean, safe environment for the animal to prevent injury and the spread of disease. Foster parents also make the pet available for WCFA’s adoption events and other special events.

 

WCFA provides the necessary items to allow the foster parents to care for the pet, such as food, pet bed, crate, litter, litter box, etc. WCFA will also handle any medical care for the pet, including spay or neuter, vaccinations, and necessary medications. Foster parents are responsible to alert WCFA immediately regarding any new medical condition.

 

SimoneFosterSavesGetting attached to your foster pet is normal. The most common question we are asked is, “How can we give them up?” The answer is simple. Fostering saves lives. It is difficult to say goodbye to a pet you have fallen in love with, but the alternative is even sadder. You get the satisfaction of helping a previously lost and unwanted animal find a loving forever home. That makes it so worthwhile. If you decide that you can’t bear to part with the animal, that’s okay. Foster parents can go through the adoption process and pay the adoption fee just like any other adopter. The important thing is to keep the animal’s best interest in mind. Sometimes the best thing for the pet is to let them go. The joy of seeing an animal placed into a loving, permanent home, knowing that as a foster parent you directly made a difference in, or even saved the animal’s life, is extremely rewarding. Foster parents save hundreds of lives each year by opening their homes and hearts to young, ill, injured, abused, or under-socialized animals. The personal reward for helping these wonderful animals is tremendous.

 

Caring for foster animals can be tax deductible as well. As a result of Van Dusen v. Commissioner, animal rescuers nationwide who are fostering dogs and/or cats for approved charities may claim the expenses on their tax returns. An approved charity is one that is recognized by the IRS with the 501(c)(3) designation as a Not-for-Profit organization. Fostering expenses eligible for deduction are food, medicines, veterinary bills, crates, garbage bags, and other animal-related items. Even a portion of your utilities can be considered expenses as long as a specific area of your home is only used for the care of the animals and nothing else.

 

Those interested in fostering a pet should call (702) 346-3326 and leave a message, or go to wecareforanimals.org and complete the foster application. Email any questions to wcfanv@gmail.com.

 

We Care for Animals is Looking for Foster Homes

by We Care for Animals

 

We Care for Animals (WCFA) organization does not have a physical shelter. All of the animals in their care stay in foster homes until adopted by their forever family. But WCFA can only help as many animals as they have foster homes. When rescues are full, homeless animals have no place to go but to a shelter. Even if people can’t give a homeless pet a forever home, the organization asks them to consider helping by becoming a foster parent.

 

Foster parents care for homeless pets as if the pets were their own until they are adopted. Foster homes help these animals become more adoptable by providing socialization, basic training, much needed love, and attention. Training or re-training an animal to live in a home setting, helps increase the odds of a smooth and successful transition into a permanent home. Orphaned baby animals require much more care to survive on their own.

 

A foster parent is able to learn the pet’s personality, likes, and dislikes so he can be matched to the right forever home. Foster parents save lives. It is impossible to predict how long an animal will remain in foster care. Some pets are adopted within twenty-four hours, while others can wait weeks to find a home. This doesn’t mean you can’t make plans to be away. Animals can be co-fostered if another foster family is available. Co-fostering helps both the foster family and the pet. The foster family can make plans to take a break, and the foster pet can enjoy different homes, other pets, and socialization; a win-win situation.

 

Foster parent responsibilities include welcoming the pet into the family. Foster parents must be able to provide a clean, safe environment for the animal to prevent injury and the spread of disease. Foster parents also make the pet available for WCFA’s adoption events and other special events.

 

WCFA provides the necessary items to allow the foster parents to care for the pet, such as food, pet bed, crate, litter, litter box, etc. WCFA will also handle any medical care for the pet, including spay or neuter, vaccinations, and necessary medications. Foster parents are responsible to alert WCFA immediately regarding any new medical condition.

 

Getting attached to your foster pet is normal. The most common question we are asked is, “How can we give them up?” The answer is simple. Fostering saves lives. It is difficult to say goodbye to a pet you have fallen in love with, but the alternative is even sadder. You get the satisfaction of helping a previously lost and unwanted animal find a loving forever home. That makes it so worthwhile. If you decide that you can’t bear to part with the animal, that’s okay. Foster parents can go through the adoption process and pay the adoption fee just like any other adopter. The important thing is to keep the animal’s best interest in mind. Sometimes the best thing for the pet is to let them go. The joy of seeing an animal placed into a loving, permanent home, knowing that as a foster parent you directly made a difference in, or even saved the animal’s life, is extremely rewarding. Foster parents save hundreds of lives each year by opening their homes and hearts to young, ill, injured, abused, or under-socialized animals. The personal reward for helping these wonderful animals is tremendous.

 

Caring for foster animals can be tax deductible as well. As a result of Van Dusen v. Commissioner, animal rescuers nationwide who are fostering dogs and/or cats for approved charities may claim the expenses on their tax returns. An approved charity is one that is recognized by the IRS with the 501(c)(3) designation as a Not-for-Profit organization. Fostering expenses eligible for deduction are food, medicines, veterinary bills, crates, garbage bags, and other animal-related items. Even a portion of your utilities can be considered expenses as long as a specific area of your home is only used for the care of the animals and nothing else.

 

Those interested in fostering a pet should call (702) 346-3326 and leave a message, or go to wecareforanimals.org and complete the foster application. Email any questions to wcfanv@gmail.com.

 

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