Foster Program Application

Please fill out the information below to submit your application for fostering animals.

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Before You Proceed: Foster Interest

Before You Proceed, Confirm You Have Read These Considerations.

Thank you for your interest in the York County SPCA Foster Program. This is a brief overview of our program. It will help you decide if a foster animal will fit into your home. The foster program was implemented to help provide temporary shelter for an adoptable animal when the shelter is at maximum capacity. This program also includes rescue groups. Before becoming a foster parent, there are some things you need to know and consider:

  1. You must be in compliance with your municipal ordinances. Foster animals of the York
    County SPCA will leave the shelter with a current dog license, rabies vaccination and current
    booster vaccinations.

  2. Although we attempt to foster only healthy animals, we cannot guarantee they will be 100%
    disease or parasite free. The foster parent should report any health or medical problems to
    the York County SPCA when observed. The York County SPCA will make arrangements
    for the animal to be seen by a veterinarian when needed. Any expenses incurred for
    veterinary treatment would be the responsibility of the York County SPCA.

  3. Any York County foster dogs are not allowed to attend the dog park. If you take your
    personal dogs to the park please refrain form engaging in this activity with SPCA dogs.

  4. The York County SPCA will provide any and all equipment necessary for the foster dog
    including pet food. Please refrain from using personal supplies such as flea/tick preventative
    for example. Our animals may be receiving products different from those you are utilizing
    for your personal pets and it is imperative that we maintain consistency in the care that we
    provide.

  5. The animal is required to remain in the foster parent’s custody at all times unless otherwise
    authorized by the York County SPCA. All animals are required to wear proper identification
    provided and be housed indoors.

  6. In the event of an emergency please contact Lisa Belsinger at (717)718-3109 or (717)659-
    8221. I can be reached by email at lbelsinger@ycspca.org.

Thank you for your interest in the York County SPCA Foster Program. This is a brief overview of our
program. It will help you decide if a foster animal will fit into your home. The foster program was
implemented to help provide temporary shelter for an adoptable animal. The shelter takes in numerous
under age nursing kittens and kittens without mothers .Before becoming a foster parent, there are some things you need to know and consider:

  1. We recommend an isolation area at least for the first few days. Although we attempt to
    foster only healthy animals, we cannot guarantee they will be 100% disease or parasite free.
    The foster parent should report any health or medical problems to the York County SPCA
    when observed. The York County SPCA will make arrangements for the animal to be seen
    by a veterinarian when needed. Any expenses incurred for veterinary treatment would be the
    responsibility of the York County SPCA.

  2. You may be asked to foster underage animals with or without the mother or an animal
    expecting a litter. All animals will be or scheduled to be spayed or neutered prior to final
    adoption. Age and condition of the animal may justify an exception to this rule.

  3. The York County SPCA receives pet food supplies and donations and will furnish these
    necessities to the foster parent for the animal if necessary.

  4. Please refrain from using personal supplies such as flea/tick preventative for example. Our
    animals may be receiving products different from those you are utilizing for your personal
    pets. It is imperative that we maintain consistency in the care that we provide.

  5. In the event of an emergency, please call Beth Lonnquist (717)764-6109 ext. 135 or I can be
    reached by email at blonnquist@ycspca.org

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A heartfelt welcome to the York County SPCA Fostering Program!

A big “Thank You” for volunteering your time and services. Please take a few minutes to fill out this application, which is part of an evaluation procedure that also includes and interview and an on-site visit by a representative of the York County SPCA. Once the evaluation is completed, the York County SPCA will render a decision on your application. Being an animal lover, you will quickly see that the questions being asked are to ensure that the fostering volunteers have the necessary expertise and ability, and that we have the necessary information to place the right animal with the right volunteer. With careful screening of both our volunteers and animals we hope to avoid potential problems.

Applicant Information

(Including Middle Initial)

List Any Animals Currently In your Household:

Pet 1

Pet 2

Pet 3

Pet 4

Pet 5

General Questions

If you chose canine, enter ages, breeds, weights, and sex you are willing to foster
If you chose feline, enter ages you are willing to foster i.e. mother with kittens, kittens only, bottle kittens.

Veterinarian Office Information

Household Information

Please list one reference of an individual who is knowledgeable of your animal handling skills and care.

SPCA Disclaimer

  • I understand that the decision to foster any particular animal offered by the York County SPCA rests solely with me. I understand I am not financially responsible for any required veterinary care. I will not hold the York County SPCA responsible for any damage, injury or harm caused directly or indirectly by any animal I foster.
  • I agree to follow the foster and adoption process of the York County SPCA.
  • I understand I must return all fostered animals at the request of the York County SPCA and am not
    permitted to release any animals from my care without permission from the York County SPCA.

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