Continuing our commitment to dogs and animal rescues, ChewProof is proud to maintain a strong partnership with Animal Rescue Tablelands Inc (ART) to bolster their vital rescue efforts.
In the previous year, ChewProof proudly donated four indestructible dog beds to support the invaluable work of the Rescue Group. You can read more about that here.
This 2024, ART is reaching out to the community for support to sustain its mission of finding homes for puppies and dogs who have faced neglect, abuse, or originated from puppy farms.
How You Can Help as a Foster Carer
A pressing need for ART is the call for more foster carers. According to Sandy Brown, the dedicated owner of ART, the organisation is urgently seeking compassionate individuals willing to volunteer as foster carers.
“Foster caring is voluntary basis where carers only need to provide food and a safe, loving environment until forever families are found, and be able to take regularly updated photos of your foster and email them through and I will download them and add them to their album.”
Reasons to Foster Dogs
There are several compelling reasons to consider becoming one of ART’s foster carers:
- Fostering frees up space in the rescue centre, enabling the organisation to help more dogs.
- Some dogs thrive better in a home environment than in a rescue centre, and fostering allows them to shine.
- Foster carers provide pups a secure space to grow until they are ready for permanent adoption.
- It’s an excellent way to test if you are ready to become a full-time fur parent.
- Fostering is a rewarding way to give back to your community, benefiting not only you and the dog but the entire family.
Being an ART Foster Carer
According to Sandy, all pups/dogs have been well socialised, raised around kids from 12 months old, cats, dogs, pups, and have been exposed to chooks, pigs, guinea fowls and goats, all their vet work has been completed, they are all desexed, vaccinated, microchipped, wormed, flea & tick treated.
“When someone enquiries about your foster, I just give them your name and number for them to contact you to arrange a suitable day and time for you so they can meet. You can then arrange to meet at your home, a park etc. or wherever you feel comfortable. If they have their own dog they need to take their dog along so we know how they will go together, and as my rescues choose their forever families, the reaction and interaction with all members of the family at the meeting is very important, as it will be their forever family.
If the meeting goes well, they can ring me to arrange payment of their adoption fee over the phone, as I have EFTPOS as our preferred form of payment, and I will confirm with you when your foster is right to go.”
If you want to become a Foster Carer for ART or learn more about the process, feel free to message them through their PAGE.
Additional Ways the Community can Help
For those unable to become foster carers but still eager to assist, ART welcomes financial donations to support their Last Litter Program. This program aims to break the breeding cycle by de-sexing mother dogs or cats for free when owners surrender entire litters of puppies.
ART, being a registered non-profit, ensures that all donations over $2 are tax-deductible. For those looking to contribute, bank details are available on their page, and anyone seeking a receipt can message the ART page for prompt assistance.
Explore more about ART’s inspiring mission, stay updated on their initiatives, and share their heartwarming stories within your community.
If you represent a rescue organisation and seek ChewProof’s support, don’t hesitate to reach out. We are eager to explore how we can contribute to your cause. Together, let’s make a positive impact on the lives of these deserving animals.