Becoming a Foster Caregiver
Finding yourself in the position of becoming a Foster Caregiver means reaching out with empathy and compassion for all living things; whether human or animal. It is a deeply satisfying experience as related in this story from a foster family who found themselves caring for and loving a tribe of at risk kittens. Click here to read the story.
Help Wanted! Alert! Alert!
Please everyone, we need your help!
The Foster Program showcases cats and kittens at the Petco location in Chubbuck who are hoping to find the perfect forever home. Soon, we will also be showcasing cats at the new PetSmart location, which doubles our need!
Currently, we are in desperate need of volunteer caregivers who work in shifts to care for the kitties. There is not a set time, and we do a training session to teach volunteers how to clean out the showcases so the cats will have a safe and clean area.
Approximately one to two hours are required for each shift, and we encourage the caregivers to allow adequate time to spend enjoying and playing with the cats. Volunteers often take another family member to play with the animals while changing the showcase. All supplies are furnished by the Bannock Humane Society and Petco.
The positions are volunteer and would be a great opportunity for a responsible teenager, 18 – 19 years old, to gain experience. For younger teenagers an adult family member would need to be there and supervise.
Also, a volunteer is needed to collect and maintain the laundry once a week!
Special Cat Needs
We also need special supplies to care for the cats and kittens at Petco, and soon PetSmart. The cats love a treat (there never are enough), or a play toy to amuse themselves, and a fleece / flannel blanket to snuggle into. If you have small flannel or fleece cat blankets, or unused cat toys, and spare bags of cat treats, please give the BHS a call. We can certainly use them in providing a snug and safe place for the cats as they wait to be adopted and go home.
To the World You May Only Be One Person,
But to the Animal You Rescue You Are The World
The decision to adopt a furry friend is not a simple one and requires a lifetime commitment for the fur-baby you choose. For more information about local options available through our Bannock Humane Society reach out by phone at (208) 232-0371 or, truly the best method,
email: firstname.lastname@example.org. We are happy to arrange a meet and greet for you along with the foster caregiver of the animal captivating your interest and the animal itself. We also encourage bringing the family along, which may even include a pet (cat or dog) you may already have at home. You will be able to speak directly with the foster parent of that animal.
We offer you two public adoption opportunities. You are always welcome to join us at the Bannock Humane Society Building located at 850 Barton Road in Pocatello, Idaho on the second Saturday of each month between the hours of 12:00 & 4:00 p.m..
We are sorry but the Bannock Humane Society will NOT ship pets. If you do not live locally and want to adopt one of our wonderful pets, please contact us and make arrangements to come and visit us in person! We are fortunate enough at times to be able to arrange some transport assistance to close localities, but strongly feel a personal greeting is mandatory.
We continue to offer a low cost adoption for cats in the amount of $35.00. This is made possible by a very appreciative supporter who left us a large donation set aside for this purpose. The adoption includes FIV testing, all shots, rabies vaccination and spay/neuter.
WHAT A DEAL!!!!!!
Dog adoptions are $100. The Pets For The Elderly program supports pet adoptions for senior citizens ages 60 years and up. Seniors are able to bring their furry friend home for $50.00 and are limited to two of these senior adoptions in one year.
Dogs also go home spayed/neutered, have all shots, and receive their rabies vaccination.
Owner Commitment for Responsible Pet Ownership
- Routine veterinary care including check-ups and vaccines.
- Adequate nutrition through proper diet, clean water at all times.
- Daily exercise
- Regular grooming
- Being responsible to properly control my dog by providing fencing where appropriate, not letting my dog run loose, and using a leash in public.
- I will ensure that my pet has some form of identification (which may include collar tags, tattoos, or microchip ID).
- I will be responsible for my pet’s quality of life.
- I understand that basic training is beneficial to all dogs.
- I will give my pet attention and playtime.
- I understand that adopting a pet is a commitment in time and caring.
Remember our pets are not just a piece of property or a new piece of furniture but a living and LOVING creature that has feelings too. It is a proven fact that our pets are the only living things that care more about their owners than about themselves.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT!!!!
The Foster Program seeks to:
The Foster Program at the Bannock Humane Society provides safety and a secure temporary homes to dogs and cats. One of the most important tasks for the BHS is to ensure that each and every at-risk pet who comes our way has a warm place to stay with food and love, before we are able to find them a forever home.
- Provide homeless cats and dogs with temporary shelter, food, and loving care.
- Provide assistance in placing a new pet with potential families.
- Ensure animals in the program receive their immunizations, spaying and neutering to provide a long healthy life.
Foster Caregivers are extremely important! The Foster Program needs more caring people who are willing to take in a dog or cat until a new home can be found.
Please contact us if you are that very special person, a Foster caregiver.
Bannock Humane Society
850 Barton Road
P.O. Box 332
Pocatello, Idaho 83204