Fostering Process

We rely on fosterers to provide temporary homes for the animals in our care. Fostering an animal can help them recover from neglect, abuse, illness, or injury – taking the first steps towards finding a new, loving forever home.

When you foster an animal, you’ll also be freeing up space in our centre so that we can rescue more animals in desperate need.

Key Fostering Information

Animal Welfare

As we take animal welfare very seriously, we have a dedicated Animal Welfare Manager who in her full-time job is a Vet Nurse. She supports all fosterers with any medical advice or queries that you might have. She will be available to contact in our dedicated Foster Group Chat on Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp.

Food, Supplies, Litter, etc…

All the food, litter and supplies for every animal are provided by Saving Strays Animal Rescue.

We have a central drop off and collection point for you to pick up anything you may need to care for your animal(s).

If you can’t get to the collection point to pick up supplies, let us know and we will have one of our transport team deliver some for you, or get it sent to you directly.

If you would like to support the rescue further by purchasing your own food/supplies this is truly appreciated.

Vet Appointments

Fosterers are responsible for taking their foster animal(s) to vet appointments and these appointments will be given out by the Foster Manager. In instances where fosterers can’t get to a vet appointment, we have a Transport Team on hand to support with vet visits.

If fosterers are unable to take the animal to the vet they must let the Foster Manager know as soon as possible to see if the appointment can be rearranged or a transporter can be arranged.

If you feel your foster animal requires a vet appointment other than those scheduled, you must speak to the Saving Strays Animal Rescue admin team about this as soon as possible BEFORE making a vet appointment providing reasons why.

Vet Details

RSPCA Bolton

21 Vernon St,



Tel: 01204 521160

Vets4Pets Bolton

Drummond House,

Moss Bank Way,

Astley Bridge,



Tel: 01204 308700

Additional Vet Information

Animals should only be taken to these vets if appointments have been made by the Foster Manager or prior permission from the founder has been given to attend a different vet. This would only be agreed under exceptional circumstances.

We have a dedicated qualified Vet Nurse who volunteers as our Animal Welfare Manager, check with her in the first instance if anything happens with your animal out of the ordinary.

Find out more about the importance of fostering and why you should foster with Saving Strays Animal Rescue on our blog post here:

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