Cat Foster Application Thank you for your interest in becoming a foster carer for Project Underdog Rescue. We can't wait to welcome you to our team. Suitability: To help us assess your suitability and match you with an appropriate foster animal, please complete this application truthfully and with as much detail as possible. Matching: All the animals we take on have been health checked and temperament tested, so we can carefully match them to you. The last thing we want is to cause you and/or your existing pets any unnecessary stress. Property Check: As part of the foster application process, someone from our team will come out and conduct a standard property check to ensure the property is safe and secure. This will also give us a chance to sit down and discuss the fostering process in more detail with you. Support: We are available around the clock to assist and support you during the foster process and have experienced behaviourists and veterinary professionals on hand. Patience: A majority of our animals have come from unstable backgrounds and will take time to decompress and get comfortable with their new surroundings. Our foster carers must be understanding and patient during this process. We understand it can be challenging but we will be here to support you. Time: Our aim is for them to stay with the one foster carer until they are adopted. This could be anywhere from a couple of months to over a year! So please specify if you have any time constraints with fostering. Adoption Ready: Once the animal has been in our care for at least two weeks and deemed ready for adoption, we will start promoting them for adoption and work on finding them the perfect forever home. You will of course be apart of this process. Foster Fail: If you become attached to your foster animal and are interested in adopting them then you will be given the opportunity to apply to adopt them should they be deemed a perfect match. Our promise: We will provide all foster supplies and cover all vet expenses as long as you liaise with us first and use our preferred clinics (unless of course it's an emergency). All animals will be desexed, vaccinated, microchipped, heartworm tested (dogs) and flea, tick & worm treated prior to adoption. Your Promise: You are responsible for providing a loving home that is loving, secure and safe for their foster animal at all times. You will never use aversive training equipment or techniques on a Project Underdog Rescue animal. Thanks again for your interest in fostering, and we hope to welcome you to our team! Name* Mr.Mrs.MissMs.Dr.Prof.Rev. Prefix First Last Address* Street Address Suburb State Postcode Phone Number* Email* Date of Birth* DD slash MM slash YYYY Alternate contact person* First Last Alternate contact phone*Relationship to you* What type of cats are you willing to foster?* Kittens Adult cats Senior cat Special needs Mum and kittens All of the above Have you fostered before or are you currently fostering with another rescue group?*Please detail your experience fostering What type of property do you live in?* House Townhouse Unit Apartment Rural Other What level apartment?* Do you rent or own your home?* Rent Own Other Please tell us more:* Do you have written permission from you landlord to have animals?* Yes No Not applicable Please tell us more:* How many adults (over 18) are in the household?*Please provide us with their age and sex How many children (under 18) are in the household?*Please provide us with their age and sex Does everyone in the household agree on fostering a cat?* Yes No Please tell us more:* Do you or anyone in your household suffer from allergies?* Yes No Other Please tell us more:* Do you work* Full time Part time Casual Student Retired Stay at home parent Other Please tell us more:* Please describe your living/working situation.*Include things like: Occupation, days worked, hours worked, distance travelled, what you do in your down time, active lifestyle etc.Do you have a current drivers licence and own a car?* Yes No Other Please tell us more:*Are you able and willing to transport your foster cat (within a reasonable distance)?* Yes No Do you have any pets in your care?* Yes No Tell us about your pets!*Include things like: Breed, age, sex, temperament, activity level, how long have you had them etc.Are your pets up to date with vaccinations?* Yes No Unsure Are your pets desexed?* Yes No Unsure Are your pets registered?* Yes No Unsure Which vet clinic do you take your pets to?* If you currently own cats - have they ever displayed signs of cat flu? (eg. sneezing, weepy eyes)* Yes No Unsure Don't own cats If you currently own cats - are they inside only?* Yes No Don't own cats Are any of your cats FIV positive?* Yes No Unsure Don't own cats Where would your foster cat sleep?*How many hours a day will your foster cat be WITHOUT human companionship?* Do you have a room to isolate your foster cat if needed?* Yes No How long are you able to foster for?* 1 - 3 months 3 - 6 months 6 - 9 months As long as needed Do you have any planned holidays or time away over the next 6 months? Or does your work require you to travel often?* Yes No Other Please tell us more:*Under what circumstances would you return your foster cat before the specified time?* Do you agree to comply with the advice given to you by Project Underdog Rescue representatives in regards to the health, behaviour and nutrition of the foster cat?* Yes No Do you consent to a property check?* Yes No We can not accept your application if you choose No. Terms and Conditions You agree that all the information you have provided is honest and correct. You understand that providing untruthful answers or failure to comply with the requirements of the foster carer agreement can result in the immediate termination of your services. You agree to provide your foster cat with constant access to fresh water, premium food, bedding and treat them like part of your family. You are available and willing to transport your foster cat to veterinary appointments, meet and greets etc. You agree to allow potential adopters to meet your foster cat, at a time and place mutually convenient. You understand that your foster cat must be kept in a safe and secure environment at all times and is not allowed outside under any circumstances. Your foster cat is not to be left unsupervised around children under 13 years of age under any circumstances. You understand that your foster cat must wear a collar with the provided I.D tag attached at all times. If the tag is lost or broken then a Project Underdog Rescue representative must be contacted immediately so that a replacement can be arranged. You agree not to leave your foster cat in anyone else's care unless you have first gained written approval from a Project Underdog Rescue representative and they have read and agreed to the terms and conditions stated in this contract. You agree not to leave your foster cat alone, unsupervised for longer than 12 hours unless you have first gained written approval from a Project Underdog Rescue representative. You agree that the foster cat will stay at the address listed on your foster application and will not be taken on holidays, to other peoples home etc. unless written approval is first gained from a Project Underdog Rescue representative. You agree to keep in touch on a weekly basis with a Project Underdog Rescue representative and provide weekly progress reports on the foster cat and that any contact made by a Project Underdog Rescue representative should be returned within 24 hours. You understand that Project Underdog Rescue aims to cover reasonable and agreed costs of foster caring including any necessary veterinary care so long as the foster cat is taken to one of our approved veterinary clinics and you have gained written approval from a Project Underdog Rescue representative. We must be notified immediately of any medical or behavioural issues as soon as they arise (no matter how insignificant they may seem). You are personally responsible for any and all financial expenses that are incurred in relation to fostering unless otherwise agreed in writing. You understand that Project Underdog Rescue cannot be held responsible for any damage your foster cat may cause to you, your property, personal belongings or other people and items on the property listed while under your care. You understand that the handling of animals and other volunteer activities may place you in a hazardous situation and could result in injury to yourself or your personal property. On behalf of yourself, and your heirs’ personal representatives and assigns, you hereby release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless Project Underdog Rescue and its directors, officers, employees and agents from any and all claims, causes of action and demands of any nature, whether known or unknown, arising out of or in connection with your volunteer activities. You agree to return any equipment or supplies provided to you by Project Underdog Rescue, if requested to do so. You understand that the foster cat is the property of Project Underdog Rescue and you are required to return them to Project Underdog Rescue if requested to do so, within 24 hours of receiving notification. You understand that your role is solely to provide a temporary home for the foster cat and that although your opinion regarding the match between the foster cat and potential adopters is important, the final decision is with Project Underdog Rescue. You understand that in all your dealings with the public as a foster carer that those members of the public will consider your words and actions to be representative of the attitudes and positions of Project Underdog Rescue. You are not authorised to speak for Project Underdog Rescue nor can you enter into any agreements on behalf of Project Underdog Rescue. You agree that during the term of your services and thereafter to take no action, which is intended, or would reasonably be expected, to harm Project Underdog Rescue, it’s representatives or it’s reputation, or any action, which would reasonably be expected to lead to unwanted or unfavourable publicity. You agree to refrain from disclosing confidential information relating to Project Underdog Rescue and it’s representatives to any third party. We reserve the right to refuse any applicant without reason and may terminate your services as a foster carer at any time with or without cause.I have read and agree to the Terms & Conditions* Yes No CommentsThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.