How can you help? Become a foster family.
Fostering an animal from FCACC is the single most important thing that you can do to save lives. The City of Chicago rescues thousands of animals and our foster program is in place to get these animals out of a cage and into a warm loving home while waiting for adoption. Simply put, we save the lives of dogs, cats, puppies and kittens who do not stand a chance of survival in a high stress shelter environment. Our program focuses on the animals that are the most vulnerable and the time commitment varies. Some animals require a little bit of TLC and veterinary care and others may need a place to recover for a few weeks.
The FCACC foster program is always looking for individuals or families who can provide a loving home environment for these animals. Let us know what kind of a commitment you can make and we can match you with the right foster animal. When you open up your home to these wonderful animals you will see gratitude and hope in their eyes. Fostering for FCACC lets a shelter animal know that life can be filled with food, care and love.
FCACC wants you to have a rewarding and successful foster experience. We do that by offering the following support services to all of our fosters families:
- Crates, food, litter box or formula if needed
- Veterinary care at select animal hospitals throughout Chicagoland
- Access to 24-hour emergency care at Chicago Emergency Veterinary Services on Clybourn
- Adoption assistance that includes Petraits professional photography, listings on Petfinder and AdoptaPet.com, email campaigns and adoption events
- Dog and cat behavior consultations
- Online resource library
- Foster care coordinator is on call to answer questions and coordinate services or care as needed
- Partnerships with local animal rescue organizations
- Phone support from other foster caregivers
- Doggie daycare for dogs who qualify
"Fostering animals is one of the most rewarding animal experiences we have ever had. We received a mother cat and 5, three day old kittens. My daughters helped me take care of them and were fascinated watching them grow. Knowing that we saved their lives was one of the most meaningful experiences for myself and my children". - foster volunteer