Help C.A.R.E. by Becoming a Foster Parent
We currently need foster homes for cats, kittens, dogs and puppies.
If you are home most of the day and have experience with pets, you could help C.A.R.E. by becoming a foster parent. Each Spring and Fall, C.A.R.E. receives many litters of kittens that need special attention and loving care. We also have special needs adult or older pets that don't do well at the shelter and would benefit from being in a home environment.
Foster homes must have their own transportation and be in Evanston or the immediate area so the animals can be brought to local vets for checkups and can be seen by potential adopters at the shelter as necessary.
Foster care providers are vital to assisting the shelter animals most in need of special care. Community Animal Rescue Effort recognizes this need and is working to build a dedicated force of foster care volunteers.
All basic medical and supply expenses are covered by C.A.R.E.
Basic medical includes:
- Age-appropriate vaccinations
- Heartworm test
- FelV/FIV test
- Prescribed medications
Basic supplies include:
- Dog collar and tag
- Cat litter
- Litter box
- Sleeping or carrying crates and bowls will be provided as necessary
The foster period for the animal will depend greatly on the circumstances for the animal being in foster care. However, the average foster period is about 4 weeks.
To start the process of becoming a licensed C.A.R.E. foster provider, please complete the foster provider application and submit it to the C.A.R.E. Foster Program Coordinator.
Thank you for your interest in opening your home and heart to an animal in need.
Please download and fill out the foster provider application, then call our voicemail at 847-705-2653 and leave a message for the appropriate coordinator:
Marsha - Cats and Kittens
Angela - Dogs and Puppies
Evanston Animal Shelter address:
2310 Oakton Street
Evanston, IL 60202
Monday - Thursday: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: noon - 3:30 p.m.
closed major holidays