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WHAT IS FOSTERING?
Fostering is providing care for orphaned, sick and injured animals until such time that they are mature enough and/or healthy enough to be adopted.

WHAT IS A FOSTER PARENT?
Foster parents are dedicated volunteers who provide a temporary home and care for animals not yet ready for adoption due to illness, injury or age.

WHERE IS THE BEST PLACE FOR A FOSTERED ANIMAL TO BE CARED FOR?
A loving home makes the perfect environment for fostered animals.

HOW LONG DOES AN ANIMAL NEED TO BE FOSTERED?
This depends on the type of illness, injury or age of the animal(s) being fostered. This time may range from one week to three months.

ARE THERE ANY EXPENSES FOR A FOSTER PARENT?
No, foster parents just give love and time.

WHAT IF MY FOSTER ANIMAL NEEDS MEDICAL CARE?
We will provide free veterinary care for common minor illnesses here at the shelter on an outpatient basis.

HOW DO I BECOME A FOSTER PARENT?
Complete a volunteer foster application and call 561-233-1281.

CAN'T FOSTER BUT WANT TO BE INVOLVED?
Help can come in many forms. A few ways of helping are making donations of supplies, helping with the recruitment of foster parents, educating the public about spaying and neutering, or volunteering at the shelter.

 

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Main Facility
7100 Belvedere Road
West Palm Beach, 33411
(west of Florida Turnpike)

Shelter Hours:
M-F 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sat 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sun 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Closed on major holidays
Shelter Map

Main Phone:
(561) 233-1200

Toll-free from Delray or Boca:
(561) 276-1344

West County Pahokee Facility:
3615 SR 715
Pahokee
Stray/Injured Pick Up (561) 233-1200, extension 0
Spay/Neuter Clinic (561) 233-SPAY
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