Foster Care Program
Cumberland County Animal Control has implemented a foster care program. This program
is designed to save as many animals as possible. This is not a program to see if
an animal works out in your home. Short-term care is what is needed. The foster
program is designed for the following kinds of animals:
- Pregnant and nursing dogs and cats.
- Orphaned puppies and kittens. High-level of experience such as bottle feeding is required to do this.
- Puppies and kittens brought into the shelter that are not quite old enough to place on adoption.
- Animals needing recovery time from medical procedures or illness.
- Animals that rescues will take as soon as they have a space or transportation.
- Young animals that need to learn social skills in order to go up for adoption.
Fostering an animal can take as long as three months to just a few days depending on the animal's foster care needs.
Foster parents must be 18 years old and sign a liability waiver.
The foster program is already saving lives. Animal Control would like you to join our life saving team.
Foster orientation is the third Saturday of each month at 2 p.m. at the Animal Control department, 4704 Corporation Dr. in Fayetteville.