A life behind bars is reality for the hundreds of thousands of unwanted cats and dogs who are left in shelters and pounds every year in Australia. Whilst these shelters may be a refuge in comparison to the abuse and neglect these animals have already endured, it’s not the home that they deserve. Animal shelters and pounds try their hardest to provide these pets with the care and love that they need, but they are overpopulated and overrun which leaves workers exhausted and places incredible stress on shelter facilities. Devastatingly, their solution for this is often euthanasia.

Death row is a very real scenario for these abandoned pets, but fortunately there is something we can do about it. By welcoming a shelter animal into your home as a foster carer you will both change and save their life. The simple pleasures they have been denied like a walk in the park or a lap to sit on will mean that little bit more and allow them to regain confidence and trust in humans. By buying them crucial extra time, you will ensure that your foster pet is adopted and welcomed into the forever home they deserve.

Becoming a carer is easy. Foster to Save recommends the following agencies in the Sydney and NSW area for foster caring:

Alternatively, you can contact your local vet or shelters and pounds in your area to apply to be a carer. Get in touch today and make sure no tail is left behind!



Did you know that every year in Australia alone, at least 200,000 healthy dogs and cats from animal shelters are euthanised as a result of shelters being overpopulated? Foster carers can help to reduce this statistic by providing these pets will halfway homes and crucial extra time, increasing their chances of being adopted.

Here at Foster to Save, we aim to increase the awareness of the foster caring opportunities available in Australian cities and show how you can make a difference and save a deserving pet from death row – making sure no tail is left behind!

Anyone can become a foster carer. You just need to love animals and be willing to take a little bit of time out of your busy schedule to provide these pets with the love they deserve whilst they wait for their forever home.

We will be giving you all the details you need to know about what it’s like to be a foster carer, how you can become involved and sharing the stories and experiences of people who are past or present foster carers.

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‘Pets are humanizing. They remind us we have an obligation and responsibility to preserve and nurture and care for all life.’  – James Cromwell