The shelter is always looking for foster volunteers to care for animals that are not quite ready for adoption. These could include those with medical or behavioral needs, but most often fostering is for young kittens or pregnant mom cats that are otherwise healthy. Depending on the animals’ needs, fostering can be a commitment of just a couple of weeks or as much as a couple of months.

 We provide food, medical care, vaccinations, supplies and training for you. When the animals are ready for adoption, they are brought back to the shelter and we take care of finding them forever homes. All we need from you is:

  • The ability to keep the foster animal(s) separate from your own pets. A spare room, laundry room, or even a bathroom can be used for this.
  • Your own pets must be up to date on vaccinations.
  • A commitment to provide the necessary care as described by shelter staff when you pick up the foster. All foster animals must be kept properly restrained; cats may not go outdoors and dogs may not be allowed to roam freely.
  • In the event of a medical emergency, you must be able to bring the foster animal(s) to Lloyd Animal Medical Center in Stoughton, MA. The shelter will pay for these costs.
  • If you find a home for an animal you are fostering, the APCSM adoption policies must be adhered to and the animal(s) must come back to the shelter to complete the adoption.

If you think you are able to help, please visit or call the shelter 508-586-2053 Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 2-4pm; Saturday & Sunday: 12-4pm.

Or email Assistant Manager, Joyce Caranci: j.caranci@apcsm.org

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