TO: ESTABLISHED CAT RESCUES & RESCUERS

We all hope to help support the efforts and sacrifice of our military men and women by providing some options for in home foster placement of their pets during the time they are called up and unable to be with their pet. Please do help.

To offer fosters for a dog or bird please send your Name, the Name of your Rescue Organization, Your Location, and your Phone Number to info@netpets.org.

Before you proceed, please read what we advise for the military

If you have available fosters for cats, please DO add your Rescue to the database by filling by following the directions on the form.

If you do not have long term fosterers available, you can help by:
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by offering to distribute information on the need for fosters and this site

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by seeking such long term fosterers in your area.

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by searching out database to contact foster volunteers in your area and screening them (if they do not appear appropriate placements let us let us know.

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by seeking such long term fosterers in your area.

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by searching out database to contact foster volunteers in your area and screening them (if they do not appear appropriate placements let us let us know and we'll remove their info from our database). Please do tell any foster   that you screen and approve to give you as a reference in addition to their vet reference if contacted by a member of the military looking for foster.

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by, possibly, if there is time, making home visits.

If YOUR RESCUE IS IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO MILITARY BASE HOUSING:
Then please let us know as we could use your help in this endeavor! Optimally we would like to see these cats placed in private homes, but in some areas that may not be an option.

SCREENING: 
You will find that we have asked the potential fosterers to provide a lot of information so those using this service can assess the quality of the home.

We know that those who are active in rescue are expert in screening.  Please feel free to contact us if you are willing to help with screening homes or doing home visits in your area or if you have potential long term fosters lined up. We will help in any way we can and may be able to use such contacts with rescuers nationwide to arrange a home visit if there is time, though in most cases that will likely not be possible. 

* If you screen and you find that a volunteer meets your standards, you may want to explain to them about the likelihood that we're facing lots of owner turn-ins with this economy and ask if they would be available for foster in other situations and would work with you if they are not contacted by the military during this active call up period.

HELP TO TRANSPORT A CAT:
The military will see that some rescuers and others have offered help with transport of their pets to family or foster homes in our database. The database will show RESCUE TRANSPORT in the space for "years of experience". We do suggest that the military check their credentials before arranging transport. Recognized 501(c)3 organizations are preferred.  Many people are looking for ways to help our military in any way possible and want to contribute, but not all people are honest or can be trusted, so we strongly advise they do screen transporters well as you would screen fosterers.

ABOUT PUREBRED CATS:
Many people, and, in fact, some rescuers, are not aware of the vagaries and needs of specific breeds, so if you know of a long term foster for a Purebred cat or are contacted by a military person looking for one, please do contact us to help with placement, screening the home and arrangements. We work with many purebred rescues nationwide and have frequent contact with many of them. We also have the names many people who are expert in one or many breeds and who are offering foster for cats owned by the military in many areas.

LIST YOUR RESCUE:
We advise that military personnel who cannot find a foster for a domestic longhair or shorthair in our database search FelineRescue.net listings to find a rescue near them, so be sure your rescue is listed! If your rescue is not listed, please do sign up! If you are a purebred rescuer, please be sure to also sign up on the Purebred Cat Breed Rescue Website. If you have any questions, please do contact us.

YOU CAN ALSO HELP BY DISPLAYING THE BANNER ON YOUR WEBSITE!


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