Foster to Surrender
This program was put into place in 2014 to help those individuals who find animals and wish to help them but have limited resources available. The Brant County SPCA currently has 14 cages in their cat intake room. This is far from sufficient in the months of April through December when the request for animal intake can range from 60 to over 300 animals in one month alone. With this in mind we set out to implement a program that would assist those who wish to help the community cats in the city of Brantford and County of Brant.
With the Foster to Surrender Program, when individuals bring in animals that are pregnant or nursing, too young or too sick to go up for adoption, the Brant County SPCA invites them to foster the animals they found until they’re ready for adoption. Through the Brant County SPCA Foster to Surrender program, community members who find an animal are given the opportunity to provide those animals with foster care until they are old enough to be spayed or neutered, vaccinated and microchipped and made available for adoption at our facility or one of our adoption partners. The Brant County SPCA provides the veterinary care, medication, food, litter and other essential supplies foster care providers need to be successful.
The Foster to Surrender participants provide their homes, the individual care and attention the animals need to give them a healthy and happy start to life! It is also highly recommended that all other animals in the fosters home are up to date on vaccines and spayed or neutered to decrease the risk of illness and behavioural issues.
Often people ask how long they will be fostering for. This is variable. If the animal is sick/injured, we will have to wait until the veterinarian clears the animal for adoption (this could mean from 2 weeks to a few months depending on the illness/injury). Pregnant cats will deliver after 2 months, and kittens are not eligible for adoption until they are 10 weeks of ages or able to be spayed or neutered. During the Foster to Surrender process, all animals are property of the Brant County SPCA and all decisions in regards to their care must go through us. For that reason you will have access to our help and services 24 hours a day.
Please note that all of our Community Cat Programs are appointment based. For more information on creating an appointment for any of these programs call the shelter at 519-756-6620.