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Volunteer Foster Care

Last year 1,001 animals were euthanized at the Vanderburgh Humane Society. Did you know that a common cold could mean that a puppy or kitten might have to be put to death if there is not a foster parent available? Did you know that a person in an abusive situation may not be willing to leave unless a safe temporary home can be found for their animals?

By becoming a foster parent, you can help give an animal a second chance at life. If you enjoy taking care of sick or needy animals, then you just might love being a foster parent. We are currently needing new foster parents to help take care of animals in need of medical treatment or adjustment time. We also need foster parents for a special program we sponsor called Safe Pets @. This program provides temporary care for animals whose owners are seeking shelter from abusive situations.

Through these programs, foster parents provide the love and care an animal needs to make it healthy and adoptable again. The VHS provides all the necessary caging, food and medicine needed for the duration an animal is in foster care. Typically, animals are in foster care for a period of two weeks to one month. All you need to do is provide a home and the care. It can be very rewarding knowing you are giving these animals a second chance at life.

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a foster parent, please call the shelter at (812) 426-2563 Ext. 220. Foster parents must meet certain criteria set forth by the VHS and are required to fill out an application which you may download below.

Download Adoption Application PDF Download a foster parent application PDF [Adobe Reader Required] Get Adobe Reader


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2014 Shelter Statistics:

Surrenders 1152
Live Release 635
       Adoptions 551
       Rescues 84
Euthanized 275
Animals Altered
Since July 30, 2007
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Vanderburgh Humane Society
400 Millner Industrial Drive  Evansville, Indiana 47710 | Mailing adddress: P.O. Box 6711 Evansville, Indiana 47719-6711
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