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BC SPCA in need of foster volunteers in the Lower Mainland

Last Updated Jul 18, 2021 at 9:22 am PDT

Yogi and his foster mom (Courtesy BC SPCA)

If you're thinking about being a foster parent and bringing a furry friend home - the BC SPCA could use your help

Michelle Rodgers is with the SPCA, she says at this time of year they're getting more calls to help vulnerable animals

Rodgers adds fostering provides a great opportunity for animals to socialize with humans, prepare for their forever home

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — The BC SPCA is looking for new foster volunteers in the Lower Mainland as they continue to help vulnerable animals find a safe place to thrive and recover.

Michelle Rodgers with the SPCA says there’s an increase in the need for foster parents, especially in the summer months because most people are out on vacation.

“[Fostering] helps prepare animals for adoption by giving them a chance to live in a home where they can fully express their personality, work to overcome fears or recover from trauma,” she explains.

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The challenges of the wildfire season have also led to an influx of displaced animals in their care.

“We could not provide the level of care and support these animals need without our foster program and the volunteers who provide a safe, comfortable home for them,” Rodgers says.

The SPCA is also looking for people particularly on Vancouver Island, in the Okanagan/Kootenay Region, Fraser Valley, and the Northern region.

For additional information on volunteering with the BC SPCA, visit the Foster Care Volunteer Program page or email volunteers@spca.bc.ca.