Foster Parent Programme
Our Foster Parent Programme marries caring humans with young animals that need a helping hand. The animals – which tend to include kittens and puppies but sometimes other animals in need of special care – live with their foster parents in a stress-free home environment.
The foster parents not only provide one-on-one care but help house-train the animals, helping them get ready for their ‘forever homes.’ Foster parents also play an important part finding these new homes through networks of friends and colleagues, helping the SPCA save even more animals.
To find out more about becoming a foster parent, click here.
Kittens and puppies
It’s a sad fact but thousands of unwanted kittens and puppies are born every year in Hong Kong. Most are abandoned on the streets before they are old enough to fend for themselves. The luckier ones are surrendered by owners to the SPCA or rescued by our Inspectors or a kind passer-by.
At very young ages, these puppies and kittens are not robust enough to live with older animals and are too young to be vaccinated, leaving them vulnerable to infection if they stay at a SPCA facility.
During this crucial period in their lives, the animals benefit greatly from one-on-one attention and a family environment. Our foster parents are able to feed them, sometimes helping them learn how to eat solid food. They also need help cleaning themselves and getting used to human interaction so they stand the best chance of being adopted.
Sometimes we need foster parents for older animals that are recovering from surgery or illnesses, or volunteers to look after other species such as birds, rabbits, tortoises, lizards and chinchillas.
Volunteer as a foster parent
Our Foster Parent Program marries caring humans with young animals that need a helping hand. The animals – which tend to include kittens and puppies but sometimes other animals in need of special care – live with their foster parents ...