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Cause for Critters is in desperate need of more foster homes.  We generally only have about three homes available for cats and three available for dogs.  If you are able to open your home for a short term companion, please contact us! Cause for Critters will provide all supplies necessary for the animals' time in foster care. Our areas of needs are:

Dog Foster Care: New dogs need to be in foster care for approximately 3 weeks.  This allows the dog to recieve medical care, including vaccinations and a spay / neuter procedure if not already completed.  It also allows time for the foster to monitor the dog's health, behaviour, and temperment so that appropriate care can be given for any of the dog's special needs before the dog enters the shelter.  
 
Cat Foster Care: New cats need to be in foster care for approximately 3 weeks.  This allows the cat to recieve medical care, including vaccinations and a spay / neuter procedure if not already completed.  It also allows time for the foster to monitor the cat's health, behaviour, and temperment so that appropriate care can be given for any of the cat's special needs before the cat enters the shelter.  
 
Puppy Foster Care: Puppies need to be in foster care until 10 weeks of age. During this time frame they will receive both sets of vaccines, and be spayed or neutered if deemed appropriate.  If the puppy's mother is available we prefer to keep puppies and mom together for this period, so a puppy foster may be asked to foster a mother as well.
 
Kitten Foster Care: Kittens need to be in foster care until 10 weeks of age. During this time frame they will receive both sets of vaccines, and be spayed or neutered if deemed appropriate.  If the kitten's mother is available we prefer to keep kittens and mom together for this period, so a kitten foster may be asked to foster a mother as well.
 
Animal Therapy Foster: Sometimes the shelter gets animals who are very scared, or not used to people.  An animal therapy foster would care for and work on socializing this animal, so that the animal will fit better into the home when they are adopted.  This is usually a long term commitment (approximately two or more months) as socializing these types of animals can take a lot of time and patience.  The animal may need to remain in the foster home until he or she is adopted, depending on the animal's progress.  
 
Special Needs Foster Care: Occasionally we will have animals that will require more care than the average foster situation. Orphaned kittens are our more common special needs animals.  They require intense care, including frequent feedings. In the case of trauma, we may have injured animals that need a quiet place to recover from a surgery or accident. Special Needs fostering is a very large commitment, so please only apply if you have a lot of time (and love!) to dedicate to these animals.

If you are interested in becoming a foster parent, please call the shelter for further discussion.

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SHELTER HOURS
Sunday - closed
Monday - closed
Tuesday - 4:00 to 7:00pm
Wednesday - 1:00 to 5:00pm
Thursday - 4:00 to 7:00pm
Friday - 1:00 to 5:00pm
Saturday - 10:00 to 3:00pm
Summer Saturdays: 
10:00 to 3:00pm
 
If you would like to make an appointment for adoption when the
shelter is closed, please call 780-898-PAWS.

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