Eastshore Humane Association



Fostering saves lives.

Foster homes enable Eastshore Humane to provide additional care to sick and infant animals. Each home offers care, shelter and love until there is room at the shelter or for long-term care.

If you are interested in providing a spare room to help homeless pets, please contact ehashelter@gmail.com.


How do I start?
To begin, read through our Foster Care Overview and Guidelines below. Then, you will need to
complete a Foster Care Application (download here). Thank you for your interest in helping homeless pets!

Foster Care Overview & Guidelines

Foster Care is a critical component in providing additional care to the many homeless pets at ESHA. Foster care is intended to be a temporary situation – as little as a few days or a few weeks for some special needs pets.

- All foster homes will receive necessary medications and supplies from ESHA.

- All foster pets will have completed the intake process and you will be contacted after the new pet
has undergone an initial exam and assessment.


- Cats: In order to foster kittens or cats you will need to quarantine them from your own pets.
This may mean keeping them in a separate room (a basement room, spare bedroom, laundry
room) and possibly in a large cage in that room. This will allow you to monitor their litter
boxes, food, and water. It is expected that the litterboxes will be cleaned daily and food/water
refreshed daily.

- You will be provided with a cage card that contains updated information on your foster pet. You will also receive any relevant copies of their medical records and instructions on follow-up care and/or medications. Occasionally, you might need to provide daily medications—please let us know if you are not comfortable with this so that we arrange that your foster kitties without ailments or have a back-up lined up in case they need to be transferred.

- Dogs: Dogs should not share food with your own pets or interact with them until their medical status is confirmed. This may mean a simple exam, vaccinations and/or behavioral assessment.  Dogs’ needs will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

- Any medical/behavioral concerns should be reported to ESHA immediately. (Examples:  Diarrhea, vomiting, aggression)

Vet Care

- All veterinary care should be coordinated through ESHA.

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