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Animal Foster Carer

  • Location: Launceston TAS
  • Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
  • Category: Animal Welfare
  • Time Required

    Full time in own own home - Length of foster care subject to case by case basis as determined by Shelter Manager.

  • Suitable for
    • Younger volunteers, aged 14-18
    • People with disability
    • People Learning English
    • Families with Children
  • Type of work
    • Working with Animals
  • Training

    On the job

  • Reimbursement


  • Requirements
    • National Police Certificate *
    • Medical Check *

    Experience in caring for cats is beneficial but not essential.
    Ability to use Initiative and able to work independently.
    A quiet and safe place big enough to place a large large dog crate.
    Time and patience to spend with cats and kittens
    Current vaccination certificates for all animals living on the premises of the volunteer.
    Police Check and if required a medical check for fitness for duties.

    * May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.

Provide shelter, care, food and enrichment to cats and kittens under the care of Just Cats Inc.

Maintain a safe, clean environment to cats and kittens in a warm loving environment with little or no stress. Tasks will include; Preparing meals for cats including specialty dietary requirements, Providing a clean and safe space in your home for cats and kittens that includes emptying litter trays, changing bedding and food and water bowls, Provide enrichment to cats through physical interaction and ensuring a stimulating environment, Daily monitoring of young kittens to ensure weight gain and ensure all medical and milestone records are recorded, Ensure all paperwork is emailed on time to Shelter Manager/Foster Care Co-ordinator, Monitor and maintain the general health and well-being of cats in care and report any concerns to the Foster Care Co-ordinator/Shelter Manager, Be available to take cats and kittens to the vet (once approved) if required, Other tasks on occasion with mutual agreement between Just Cats and the Volunteer Foster Carer.