I am interested in the Safe Pets Foster Program
Our Safe Pets Program provides temporary housing for animals whose owners are going through a rough time. Most of the people we help, are those who are either in danger of, or have already become homeless, those in the process of leaving a domestic violence situation, or those who are entering treatment with a hospital or rehabilitation center. We provide temporary housing for their animals, allowing them time to seek help through other organizations and to find alternatives to surrender. There are two types of Safe Pet agreements, a transitional agreement and a reunification agreement. Transitional agreements, which are typically what SICSA provides, range from 2 weeks to 60 days maximum, and are mainly to allow the owner time to find an alternative solution to surrender. Foster volunteers who take on a transitional safe pet, agree to house their foster pets for 2 weeks at a time. Every 2 weeks, you will get the option to “Re-Up” your time for another 2 weeks, until the end of the agreement. If you are unavailable, the animal is returned to SICSA or sent to another foster home. Reunification agreements do not have a clear end date. In these cases, SICSA agrees to temporarily house their animal until such time when the owner is able to take them back, as long as we have a foster volunteer available. Some transitional agreements become reunification agreements, depending on the foster volunteers availability. If at the end of an agreement time the owner is unable to reclaim their animals, they are surrendered to SICSA and put up for adoption. Foster volunteers in this program must agree to keep all information confidential regarding their foster pets situation.