The SPCA’s Foster Parent Programme aims to improve the chances of abandoned animals with special needs through fostering in a caring home environment, with a view of helping them find permanent, loving homes once they become suitable for adoption.
The programme constantly needs new foster parents, as many foster parents leave the programme when they fall in love and adopt their charges! Others may leave due to changing personal circumstances e.g. relocation for work.
However before agreeing to become a foster parent, there are a number of issues that need to be taken into careful consideration:
Our Foster Parent Programme Co-ordinator
Lucy Wong, our volunteer Foster Parent Coordinator, oversees all foster animal placements and assists with programme communication.
Since 2000, Lucy has helped the SPCA improve and expand its Foster Programme. Under her guidance, more than 1,450 foster parents have been recruited. There are about 30 active foster parents at any one time – looking after an average of over 55 animals a month!
Lucy ensures that the quality of foster care is maintained at a high standard and appropriate foster parents for animals with different needs are found in a timely manner.
If you wish to become a foster parent or have any questions regarding the programme: