RSPCA Qld in ‘urgent need’ of foster carers

If you’re a lover of animals, then this may be the perfect opportunity for you.

RSPCA Qld is on the hunt for more foster carers, particularly in the greater Ipswich area.

Spokesperson Michael Beatty said there are currently only twenty carers on the books, with most of them full or part time staff members.


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He’s now appealing for people in the area to think about providing a safe home for animals in need.

Currently throughout Queensland there are over 1500 carers who look after a variety of animals ranging from horses to guinea pigs.

“Obviously the majority are dogs, cats, puppies and kittens but we’ve also had other animals that need temporary care,” Mr Beatty said.

“As you can imagine most animals do better in a home environment.

“It’s also a great opportunity for someone who is not able to take on an animal full time to look after them for short periods. Many older couples who want to travel see foster caring as the ideal compromise.”

Mr Beatty said RSPCA Qld supplies nearly everything, including veterinary care and food.

“All the foster carers need to supply is kitty litter, the occasional fresh bones and their time and effort,” he said.

All new foster carers also attend a two hour basic training course and receive a property check.

Anyone interested can either email fostering@rspcaqld.org.au or call 073426 9997 for an information pack. You can also read more online and apply electronically at http://www.rspcaqld.org.au​.

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