Sunderland, Hartlepool and South Tyneside Branch

Make a difference – the story of an animal fosterer

One of the RSPCA’s fantastic volunteers has shared their experiences of fostering animals.

13565541_1625721791078625_34155466_nI have been lucky enough to become a fosterer for the RSPCA. I have mostly cared for kittens and dogs and once I had some puppies. This is such a rewarding hobby as not only do these animals need a loving and supportive home which I try to give them, they help me too. I struggle with periods of low mood and being able to care for these animals is fantastic therapy and is so rewarding and brings me such joy. To see the change in adult animals from anxious and nervous when they arrive to playful and confident when they leave, and seeing baby animals grow safely and correctly and see them develop into friendly pets. To know that I have had a part in their lives and have helped them on their way to a better life is a very worthwhile accomplishment.”

Read her story about animal fostering and find out how you can become an animal fosterer.