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sacol4940
15-09-2009, 11:45 AM
Hi All

Just wondering about fostering really, how do you get into it? Do you have to provide the hutches/housing yourself? Do you have to pay for vets, food, bedding etc? All info appreciated

Thanks :D

*Spider*
15-09-2009, 11:48 AM
I foster for Starlight's Rabbit Rescue.
As I live quite near Kris I actually transport them to her vets for neuters/vaccs etc. but emergencies have been carried out at my vets where they have been reimbursed.
I do however pay for food and bedding etc.
I have been lent 1 double storey 5 ft hutch (2 hutches) and a 6ft hutch by friends, but I do believe that rescues can give you hutches.

sacol4940
15-09-2009, 12:26 PM
I foster for Starlight's Rabbit Rescue.
As I live quite near Kris I actually transport them to her vets for neuters/vaccs etc. but emergencies have been carried out at my vets where they have been reimbursed.
I do however pay for food and bedding etc.
I have been lent 1 double storey 5 ft hutch (2 hutches) and a 6ft hutch by friends, but I do believe that rescues can give you hutches.

Thanks for the reply :D

Do you need to be home most of the day to be a fosterer? Or is it ok if you work full time?

(Sorry for all the questions)

Sky-O
15-09-2009, 12:28 PM
I think it depends who you foster for, as to the answers to those questions.

I foster for the RSPCA, and got into it via my home visiting for them.

I pay for the food, hay, and already have spare accommodation (I only take buns on if I have space). They did offer to pay fr the food and hay but given I have 16 of my own, it hardly seems worth it.

They did say they would pay the vet bills, as long as I saw their vet, but their vet is shocking so I would rather fork out the money myself, for the fosters to see my vets, because at least I know they are getting good care.

They do pay for vaccinations (and I will take them up on that) and they also pay spays and neuters (but for my current boy, I will not be taking them up on that).

ecudc
15-09-2009, 01:03 PM
I don't know about RSPCA wallsall or any of the other ones close to you in birmingham but we have fosterers for fat fluffs. Generally they:

Either provide their own hutch & run although we can sometimes supply if one has been donated.....I think some spare ones might be coming up. The hutch/run would have to meet our standard adoption requiremnts.

Generally pay for food & hay/bedding unless taking on a specialised group like babies or giants which would have a larger feed bill or circumstances are quite tight for some reason. Chloe will often offer to pay for food but we usually don't take her up on the offer :)

Don't pay for vet bills. Some fosterers take the buns to the vets if they are close to one that we use, others bring them back for us to take in. If it was an emergency (unless every second counted) you would probably phone chloe or one of the other trustees to check that it was an emergency & seek vet treatement from your own vet or one of ours for which you would be reimbursed. if you couldn't get hold of us we'd expect you to use your noggin (or RU :) ) to check that vet treatment is needed and seek it ASAP if it is.

It wouldn't matter if you worked all day, most of us do. We would generally give you buns that suited your level of experience, time that you have available to be with the buns and distance away from us. i.e. if you were not very experienced & worked all day & lived far away from us and our vets we probably wouldn't give you a very sick bunny that needed lots of TLC and vet treatement but we might give you one that was neutered vaccinated & ready to go.

If you are interested in fostering for FF (we have people oldham way, kings heath, solihull & sutton coldfield so are quite spread out) then give team@fatfluffs.com a buzz.

sacol4940
15-09-2009, 02:12 PM
I don't know about RSPCA wallsall or any of the other ones close to you in birmingham but we have fosterers for fat fluffs. Generally they:

Either provide their own hutch & run although we can sometimes supply if one has been donated.....I think some spare ones might be coming up. The hutch/run would have to meet our standard adoption requiremnts.

Generally pay for food & hay/bedding unless taking on a specialised group like babies or giants which would have a larger feed bill or circumstances are quite tight for some reason. Chloe will often offer to pay for food but we usually don't take her up on the offer :)

Don't pay for vet bills. Some fosterers take the buns to the vets if they are close to one that we use, others bring them back for us to take in. If it was an emergency (unless every second counted) you would probably phone chloe or one of the other trustees to check that it was an emergency & seek vet treatement from your own vet or one of ours for which you would be reimbursed. if you couldn't get hold of us we'd expect you to use your noggin (or RU :) ) to check that vet treatment is needed and seek it ASAP if it is.

It wouldn't matter if you worked all day, most of us do. We would generally give you buns that suited your level of experience, time that you have available to be with the buns and distance away from us. i.e. if you were not very experienced & worked all day & lived far away from us and our vets we probably wouldn't give you a very sick bunny that needed lots of TLC and vet treatement but we might give you one that was neutered vaccinated & ready to go.

If you are interested in fostering for FF (we have people oldham way, kings heath, solihull & sutton coldfield so are quite spread out) then give team@fatfluffs.com a buzz.


Thanks for the reply :)

I might send an email to enquire :D

Woodlouse
15-09-2009, 05:37 PM
Thanks for the reply :)

I might send an email to enquire :D

Lucy beat me to it! If you're interested in fostering for us then please do get in touch :D If you have any questions feel free to PM me :) Abi x