We are able to help thousands of animals because of generous support from people like you!

Hundreds of volunteers give thousands of hours annually to the animals at the Lincoln County Humane Society. Volunteers are vital to our survival and on behalf of the animals, we truly appreciate all of their efforts!

VOLUNTEERS do make a DIFFERENCE!

  • Events Support

    Events are very important in being an active part of our community. The LCHS participates in many events annually and relies on volunteers to help plan and operate them. Everything from adopt-a-thons to bake sales and information booths to parades, we showcase either our animals or the important work of the LCHS. Front line opportunities are terrific and help promote the positive work of the LCHS.

    Please email: events@lchs.ca for more information about this program. Volunteers with a vehicle and driver’s licence are ideal.

    Become an Events Support Volunteer!

    Events Volunteer Form

    Program Requirements

    1. Applicants for this program are required to be 18 years of age.
    2. This program will not count toward community service hours.
    3. E-mail is the primary means for communication. Please check your inbox and junk mailbox for your upcoming orientation e-mail.
    4. Please provide a resume with this application.

    About You

    Do you have any physical limitations?

    Do you have any allergies?

    When was the last time you visited our shelter?

    Have you ever attended one of our Volunteer Orientations?

    Do you know any LCHS Staff members or volunteers?

    Your Pets

    Are there any pets in your household?

    Do you take your pets to see a Veterinarian Regularly?

    Are your pets up-to-date with their vaccinations?

    Do we have permission to discuss with your Veterinarian any questions or concerns we have regarding your pets?

    Past Experience and General Information

    Have you ever had any positive or negative dealings with LCHS or any other SPCA?

    Are you affiliated with any other animal rescue groups?

    Volunteer shift availability
    MorningsAfternoonsEvenings

    Are you available to volunteer on Holidays?

    Please provide a name and phone number of 2 personal references who can comment on your suitability for volunteering with us

    Please list 2 emergency contact numbers for yourself

    Acknowledgement

    Please Note: if you are no longer interested in volunteering or you have any questions, please email our coordinator at events@lchs.ca

    The LCHS appreciates the interest of our applicants, thank you for caring for animals!

    I acknowledge the above information is correct and volunteering is conducted at my own risk, including transmission of viruses or diseases to my own pets. I signify that all of the information contained herein is true and understand that any false information will result in immediate application denial. The LCHS reserves the right to refuse any applicant. Permission is required of a parent or guardian if the applicant is under 18.

  • General Administrative

    Behind the scenes at the shelter is a flurry of administrative activity. For those volunteers with administrative backgrounds, who wish to help away from the front lines, this could be the opportunity for you. Duties range from creating monthly reports, filing, typing and organizing.

    Please email: admin@lchs.ca for more information.

    Become an Administration Volunteer!

    Administration Volunteer Form

    Program Requirements

    1. Applicants for this program are required to be 18 years of age.
    2. This program will not count toward community service hours.
    3. E-mail is the primary means for communication. Please check your inbox and junk mailbox for your upcoming orientation e-mail.
    4. Please provide a resume with this application.

    About You

    Do you have any physical limitations?

    Do you have any allergies?

    When was the last time you visited our shelter?

    Have you ever attended one of our Volunteer Orientations?

    Do you know any LCHS Staff members or volunteers?

    Your Pets

    Are there any pets in your household?

    Do you take your pets to see a Veterinarian Regularly?

    Are your pets up-to-date with their vaccinations?

    Do we have permission to discuss with your Veterinarian any questions or concerns we have regarding your pets?

    Past Experience and General Information

    Have you ever had any positive or negative dealings with LCHS or any other SPCA?

    Are you affiliated with any other animal rescue groups?

    Volunteer shift availability
    MorningsAfternoonsEvenings

    Are you available to volunteer on Holidays?

    Please provide a name and phone number of 2 personal references who can comment on your suitability for volunteering with us

    Please list 2 emergency contact numbers for yourself

    Acknowledgement

    Please Note: if you are no longer interested in volunteering or you have any questions, please email our coordinator at admin@lchs.ca

    The LCHS appreciates the interest of our applicants, thank you for caring for animals!

    I acknowledge the above information is correct and volunteering is conducted at my own risk, including transmission of viruses or diseases to my own pets. I signify that all of the information contained herein is true and understand that any false information will result in immediate application denial. The LCHS reserves the right to refuse any applicant. Permission is required of a parent or guardian if the applicant is under 18.

  • Cat Socializing

    There are approximately 50 active socializers who volunteer each week for a two hour shift.

    Cat socializers take the cats to the playrooms for a 15 – 20 minute visit.  Cats are cuddled, pet, and groomed and have the chance to stretch, play and sniff. Following each visit, volunteers write a personality log about their experience with the cat.  Log binders are kept in each adoption room for potential adopters to read.

    Socializing the cats helps the adoption process because the cats are exposed to many different people and to our playrooms where the cats meet and interact with potential adopters. Cats become used to being picked up and transported in a carrier, and they maintain their trust in people rather than becoming recluse and depressed in their cages. People looking to adopt a cat, find the socializers observations helpful.

    Beginning in November 2015 a new element was added to the socialization initiative.  We called it the Undersocialized Feline Rehabilitation group – UFR for short.

    This program benefits the small percentage of cats that enter the shelter that are so traumatized that they become feral-like and defensively aggressive.  These former pets have had to revert to their natural instincts to survive their stray experience and have lost their trust in humans.

    Our UFR group works with these cats to domesticate them so that the cats are able to graduate to the adoption rooms.  Sometimes it takes days, but most times it takes weeks or even months.  The success rate has been very high!  Nearly 100 of our UFR cats have been adopted as pets  in the last two years.

    We have been able to find barn homes for the few cats that were truly feral through our “Feline Farm Friends” program.

    Please email: csi@lchs.ca for more information or to attend our next orientation. We ask volunteers to be 12 years or older with a parent, or 18 years + for this program.

    Become a Cat Socializer!

    Cat Socialization Form

    Program Requirements

    1. Applicants for this program are required to be 18 years of age
    2. Applicants who are 12-17 years old can participate in this program with a parent.
    3. This program does not count toward community service hours.
    4. Cat Socialization volunteer orientations are conducted once a month & you must attend a full session prior to commencing your volunteering.
    5. E-mail is the primary means for communication. Please check your inbox and junk mailbox for your upcoming orientation e-mail.

    About You

    Do you have any physical limitations?

    Do you have any allergies?

    When was the last time you visited our shelter?

    Have you ever attended one of our Cat Socialization Volunteer Orientations?

    Do you know any LCHS Staff members or volunteers?

    Your Pets

    Are there any pets in your household?

    Do you take your pets to see a Veterinarian Regularly?

    Are your pets up-to-date with their vaccinations?

    Do we have permission to discuss with your Veterinarian any questions or concerns we have regarding your pets?

    Past Experience and General Information

    Have you ever had any positive or negative dealings with LCHS or any other SPCA?

    Are you affiliated with any other animal rescue groups?

    Volunteer shift availability
    MorningsAfternoonsEvenings

    Are you available to volunteer on Holidays?

    Please provide a name and phone number of 2 personal references who can comment on your suitability for volunteering with us

    Please list 2 emergency contact numbers for yourself

    Acknowledgement

    Please Note: if you are no longer interested in volunteering or you have any questions, please email our coordinator at csi@lchs.ca

    The LCHS appreciates the interest of our applicants, thank you for caring for animals!

    I acknowledge the above information is correct and volunteering is conducted at my own risk, including transmission of viruses or diseases to my own pets. I signify that all of the information contained herein is true and understand that any false information will result in immediate application denial. The LCHS reserves the right to refuse any applicant. Permission is required of a parent or guardian if the applicant is under 18.

  • Dog Socializing

    Volunteers in the Dog Socialization Program come three times a day, 7 days a week, to take the adoptable dogs outside to our dog runs. Volunteers commit to a set time weekly to interact with the dogs.

    During this time, the volunteer plays, cuddles and socializes our dogs. This program helps dogs get adopted to loving families as it exposes our dogs to different types of people and helps our dogs learn how to interact with people.

    The volunteers in this program also take LCHS dogs to many events throughout the year and fundraise to support enrichment activities for the adoptable dogs.

    Please email: dogwalking@lchs.ca for more information or to attend our next orientation. We ask volunteers to be 19 years or older.

    Become a Dog Socializer!

    Dog Socialization Form

    Program Requirements

    1. Applicants for this program are required to be 19 years of age.
    2. This program does not count toward community service hours.
    3. Applicants must be able to commit to one shift weekly for a minimum of 6 months.
    4. Regular internet access and communication via e-mail is necessary.
    5. Applicants must be physically capable of handling all breeds, all sizes and all energy levels of dogs.
    6. Applicants must attend & pass our Dog Socialization orientation prior to commencing volunteering (this includes passing handling training).
    7. E-mail is the primary means for communication. Please check your inbox and junk mailbox for your upcoming orientation e-mail.
    8. Bonus – We would love it if you could commit to attending at least 1 of our fundraising events per year

    About You

    Do you have any physical limitations?

    Do you have any allergies?

    When was the last time you visited our shelter?

    Have you ever attended one of our Volunteer Orientations?

    On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being the lowest, please rate yourself honestly on these abilities/traits:

    Do you know any LCHS Staff members or volunteers?

    Your Pets

    Are there any pets in your household?

    Do you take your pets to see a Veterinarian Regularly?

    Are your pets up-to-date with their vaccinations?

    Do we have permission to discuss with your Veterinarian any questions or concerns we have regarding your pets?

    Past Experience and General Information

    Have you ever had any positive or negative dealings with LCHS or any other SPCA?

    Are you affiliated with any other animal rescue groups?

    Volunteer shift availability
    MorningsAfternoonsEvenings

    Are you available to volunteer on Holidays?

    Please provide a name and phone number of 2 personal references who can comment on your suitability for volunteering with us

    Please list 2 emergency contact numbers for yourself

    Acknowledgement

    Please Note: if you are no longer interested in volunteering or you have any questions, please email our coordinator at dogwalking@lchs.ca

    The LCHS appreciates the interest of our applicants, we recognize that your time is valuable and we thank you and appreciate that you are considering giving that time to help animals at the Lincoln County Humane Society!

    I acknowledge the above information is correct and volunteering is conducted at my own risk, including transmission of viruses or diseases to my own pets. I signify that all of the information contained herein is true and understand that any false information will result in immediate application denial. The LCHS reserves the right to refuse any applicant.

  • Small Animal Volunteer

    Small animal volunteers socialize and take care of small animals like guinea pigs, hamsters, rabbits, fancy rats, birds, reptiles, chinchillas, and degus.

    For more information on being a small animal volunteer please contact: smallanimals@lchs.ca

    Become a Small Animal Volunteer!

    Small Animal Volunteer Application Form

    Program Requirements

    1. Applicants for this program are required to be 18 years of age
    2. This program does not count toward community service hours.
    3. Applicants must be able to commit to one shift weekly for a minimum of 6 months
    4. Regular internet access and communication via e-mail is necessary.
    5. Applicants must attend and pass our Small Animal orientation prior to commencing volunteering.
    6. E-mail is the primary means for communication. Please check your inbox and junk mailbox for your upcoming orientation e-mail.
    7. Bonus - We would love it if you could commit to attending at least 1 of our fundraising events per year.

    About You

    Do you have any physical limitations?

    Do you have any allergies?

    When was the last time you visited our shelter?

    Have you ever attended one of our Volunteer Orientations?

    Do you know any LCHS Staff members or volunteers?

    Your Pets

    Are there any pets in your household?

    Do you take your pets to see a Veterinarian Regularly?

    Are your pets up-to-date with their vaccinations?

    Do we have permission to discuss with your Veterinarian any questions or concerns we have regarding your pets?

    Past Experience and General Information

    Have you ever had any positive or negative dealings with LCHS or any other SPCA?

    Are you affiliated with any other animal rescue groups?

    Do you have any experience in giving medications to small animals?

    Are you available to volunteer on Holidays?

    What type of small animal volunteering are you interested in?

    Please provide a name and phone number of 2 personal references who can comment on your suitability for volunteering with us

    Please list 2 emergency contact numbers for yourself

    Acknowledgement

    You must read theSmall Animal Care Training handout in full even if you have owned small animals before

    I agree to do this and will follow all instructions for feeding, housing, cleaning and handling

    I agree not to let any of the small animals at LCHS come into direct nose-to-nose contact with any animal they do not share a cage with

    I will take extra precaution to avoid spreading the bordatella virus from rabbits, dogs or cats to guinea pigs at LCHS (bordatella is naturally carried by dogs, cats, and rabbits so those animals must not be within nose-contact or sneezing distance of guinea pigs). I will always wash/sanitize hands before touching a guinea pig or his cage accessories

    Please Note: if you are no longer interested in volunteering or you have any questions, please email our coordinator at smallanimals@lchs.ca

    The LCHS appreciates the interest of our applicants, we recognize that your time is valuable and we thank you and appreciate that you are considering giving that time to help animals at the Lincoln County Humane Society!

    I acknowledge the above information is correct and volunteering is conducted at my own risk, including transmission of viruses or diseases to my own pets. I signify that all of the information contained herein is true and understand that any false information will result in immediate application denial. The LCHS reserves the right to refuse any applicant.

  • Adult Cat UFR Fostering

    Fostering adult cats is the primary focus of this program.

    The foster home component of the Undersocialized Feline Rehabilitation (UFR) program serves to provide additional support for the cats at LCHS who require extra-special care to improve their confidence, trust, and behaviour.

    These cats may be semi-feral, scared, sad, or have other behavioural issues and for them, the shelter can be a scary place. Cats who have trouble adapting to the shelter environment benefit from spending time in a home that can provide a calm environment, consistency and that can give the cat more direct and special attention to help him/her become better socialized prior to adoption.

    This program also allows us to accept more cats into our UFR program when we are able to work with members of the community to provide foster homes in addition to our volunteers who work with the UFR cats at the shelter. Foster parents also provide adopters with additional information about the cat’s behaviour in a home which we are unable to learn when the cat is on-site at our shelter.

    We are still growing our UFR Foster Home program and would love for you to be a part of it! We supply all of the necessities required to care for our foster cats!

    Please email: nhowe@lchs.ca for more information on our UFR foster program.

    Become a UFR Foster Volunteer!

    Adult Cat Foster Application Form

    Program Requirements

    1. Applicants for this program are required to be 21 years of age
    2. Applicants must, ideally, be able to commit to house the animal until adoption
    3. Regular internet access and communication via e-mail is necessary.
    4. Applicants must attend our Cat Foster Care orientation and sign all LCHS required forms prior to housing their first foster animal.
    5. Children cannot be the primary care giver for any cat, daily care must be provided by an adult over 21 years of age.
    6. Applicants must have a home inspection completed prior to the cat being released to your care and home visits throughout the cat's stay.
    7. Applicants must have access to their own reliable transportation.

    About You

    Do you have any physical limitations?

    Do you have any allergies?

    When was the last time you visited our shelter?

    Have you ever attended one of our Volunteer Orientations?

    Do you know any LCHS Staff members or volunteers?

    If you rent, is your landlord aware that you will be fostering a cat?

    Is everyone in your household aware you will be fostering a cat?

    Are you employed

    Are there children in the home?

    Your Pets

    Are there any pets in your household?

    Do you take your pets to see a Veterinarian Regularly?

    Are your pets up-to-date with their vaccinations?

    Do we have permission to discuss with your Veterinarian any questions or concerns we have regarding your pets?

    Past Experience and General Information

    Have you ever had any positive or negative dealings with LCHS or any other SPCA?

    Are you affiliated with any other animal rescue groups?

    Do you have any experience in giving medications to cats?

    Would you be willing to foster an animal on medication?

    Are you able to foster until the animal gets adopted?

    Please provide a name and phone number of 2 personal references who can comment on your suitability for volunteering with us

    Please list 2 emergency contact numbers for yourself

    Acknowledgement

    I understand and agree that the animals in my care belong to the Lincoln County Humane Society (LCHS) and that I am temporarily caring for them in my home. In the case that I would like to adopt any of the animals in my care, arrangements will be made in accordance with the adoption standards set forth by LCHS. I also understand and agree to turn over, at any time, any animals owned by LCHS, in my care when requested by LCHS staff

    Further, I also agree that I will not hold the LCHS or LCHS agents or 3rd parties liable in the event that any of my own pets should become ill or injured due to interaction with foster animals. I acknowledge that I have been advised to keep all fostered animals isolated from my own pets.. If I choose to allow them to interact and illness should arise, I accept personal responsibility for any veterinary bills;

    I understand:

    I also agree to abide by the LCHS Confidentiality Agreement, and not divulge any information or photos relating to my foster(s) through verbal, written, or social media correspondence, unless otherwise authorized by the coordinator or management; I understand:

    Third-party or visitor contact must be previously authorized by the coordinator or management; I understand:

    If your foster animal shows signs of illness you must contact the rescue group coordinator immediately via e-mail. If they are not available, call the shelter front desk. Vet care must be preapproved and we have arrangements with specific vet clinics; I agree to do this:

    Are you able to take and e-mail photos, as well as write a description of the foster animals for social media?

    Routine and/or emergency visits to LCHS approved veterinarians may be part of fostering and are scheduled by one of the Cat Foster Coordinators, as required. Transporting the animal(s) to and from the clinic will be the responsibility of the foster provider. Do you anticipate any availability or transportation conflicts?

    Please Note: if you are no longer interested in fostering or you have any questions, please email our coordinator a nhowe@lchs.ca

    The LCHS appreciates the interest of our applicants, we recognize that your time is valuable and we thank you and appreciate that you are considering giving that time to help animals at the Lincoln County Humane Society!

    I acknowledge the above information is correct and fostering is conducted at my own risk, including transmission of viruses or diseases to my own pets. I signify that all of the information contained herein is true and understand that any false information will result in immediate application denial. The LCHS reserves the right to refuse any applicant.

    Foster Care Temporary Care Release Form

    I, the undersigned, agree to the following:

    1. The Lincoln County Humane Society (LCHS) and its employees, agents or 3rd parties shall not be held liable or responsible for any
      damage or injury to any person or property caused by any animals while in foster care.
    2. I understand that through fostering I do not own the animal(s) in my care. Ownership is only transferred after completing the LCHS
      adoption process and paying any requisite fees. Fostering does not guarantee approval for adoption.
    3. All supplies for fostering will be provided by the LCHS. All monetary expenses must be approved by the LCHS in advance. Foster parents
      may choose to pay out of pocket and such expense may be eligible for a tax receipt, but is not guaranteed, upon review and production of
      a receipt for those expenses.
    4. I agree to care for the animal(s) in a responsible manner and will provide the proper food, water, shelter and care, both medical and other,
      and I will humanely house any animal(s) in my care at all times. I will keep the animal indoors at all times.
    5. I agree that the LCHS has explained the animal’s behaviour and medical history to me.
    6. I understand that either party may terminate this agreement at any time. I agree to provide 24 hours notice if I wish to terminate a foster
      situation and will provide notification by telephone to the coordinator. The LCHS may terminate this agreement at any time, and with no
      notice, if deemed necessary.
    7. The LCHS reserves the right to refuse any adoption or foster arrangement.
    8. The LCHS makes no warranties or claims that an animal(s) in a foster situation are completely healthy and free from aggression. All foster
      care providers acknowledge that foster animals may harbor illnesses, disease, or parasites, and hold LCHS, LCHS agent and 3rd parties,
      not responsible if transmitted to another person or animal. As such, I agree that taking any animal(s) into my home I bear the risk and sole
      responsibility for any and all injuries or illness to people, visitors, my pets, or pets in my home. Further, I hold the LCHS/ LCHS agents and
      3rd parties blameless for such injury or illness, should it occur.
    9. . I acknowledge that I have reviewed this Temporary Care Release Form and I understand and accept its terms. I also accept responsibility
      for the animal(s) and their actions while in my care.

    I agree to the terms of the Foster Care Temporary Release Form

    Cat Foster Care Agreement/Liability Waiver

    I understand and agree that:

    1. The animal(s) described herein are the property of the LCHS and LCHS will provide veterinary care for the animal(s).
    2. I will provide food and fresh water on the required scheduled basis and a frequently-cleaned litter box at all times.
    3. If the animal(s) is in need of veterinary attention, shows any sign of distress or illness, or is lost or injured, I will contact LCHS immediately.
    4. If I am unable to care for the animal(s), I agree to contact the LCHS Fostering coordinator immediately. LCHS agrees to remove the animal(s) from the premises at my request as soon as possible.
    5. I will keep cat(s) indoors at all times. Cats will be transported in a carrier. If the cat gets loose, I will contact LCHS immediately.
    6. The LCHS Fostering Coordinator will contact me to see how the animal(s) is (are) doing and may arrange to visit a number of times.
    7. LCHS may remove the animal(s) at any time for veterinary care or other purposes.
    8. I will not allow the animal(s) to be removed from the premises or give the animal(s) to any third party without prior approval from the LCHS Fostering Coordinator.
    9. The adopting of the cat(s) into a permanent home will be in accordance with LCHS policies. I understand that I must refer anyone
      interested in adopting the cat(s) to LCHS.
    10. I understand that my volunteer work does involve contact with many different breeds and temperaments of cats, therefore, there is a risk
      that I may be scratched bitten or may come into contact with a diseased animal.
    11. . In consideration for the opportunity to perform volunteer work for the Lincoln County Humane Society, I agree to fully release, indemnify and hold harmless the Lincoln County Humane Society, and it’s officers, directors, employees, agents or third parties, from any and all liability for any damage or injury, whether arising from this contract or a breach thereof, or from any act of negligence or gross negligence by the Lincoln County Humane Society, its officers, directors, employees, agents or third parties.
    12. I understand that it is my responsibility to inform my doctor of my volunteer work for the Lincoln County Humane Society so we can discuss which, if any, vaccinations would be recommended for me.
    13. Everyone in the household as well as your Landlord are aware and know about the agreement to have the animal(s) in the home. I have read and understand the terms of this agreement and will abide by all the conditions stipulated.
    14. If I fail to abide by the terms of this agreement or am otherwise unable to meet the program requirements, I may be terminated from the Society. I understand that I may at anytime with or without cause be removed from my position as a volunteer at the sole discretion of the Lincoln County Humane Society

    I agree to the terms of the liability waiver including the home visits

  • Queens and Kittens Volunteer

    Fostering either cats or kittens is a primary focus of this program.

    Volunteers can foster felines ranging from kittens that are hours old to adult mother cats with babies.

    The shelter provides the supplies to be a foster volunteer. Volunteers provide the love and care needed to help our furry friends transition to their future.

    Please email: nhowe@lchs.ca for more information or to attend our next orientation.

    Become a Queens & Kittens Foster Volunteer!

    Queens and Kittens Foster Application

    Program Requirements

    1. Applicants for this program are required to be 21 years of age
    2. Applicants must, ideally, be able to commit to house the animal until adoption
    3. Regular internet access and communication via e-mail is necessary.
    4. Applicants must attend our Cat Foster Care orientation and sign all LCHS required forms prior to housing their first foster animal.
    5. Children cannot be the primary care giver for any cat, daily care must be provided by an adult over 21 years of age.
    6. Applicants must have a home inspection completed prior to the cat being released to your care and home visits throughout the cat's stay.
    7. Applicants must have access to their own reliable transportation.

    About You

    Do you have any physical limitations?

    Do you have any allergies?

    When was the last time you visited our shelter?

    Have you ever attended one of our Volunteer Orientations?

    Do you know any LCHS Staff members or volunteers?

    If you rent, is your landlord aware that you will be fostering a cat?

    Is everyone in your household aware you will be fostering a cat?

    Are you employed

    Are there children in the home?

    Your Pets

    Are there any pets in your household?

    Do you take your pets to see a Veterinarian Regularly?

    Are your pets up-to-date with their vaccinations?

    Do we have permission to discuss with your Veterinarian any questions or concerns we have regarding your pets?

    Past Experience and General Information

    Have you ever had any positive or negative dealings with LCHS or any other SPCA?

    Are you affiliated with any other animal rescue groups?

    Do you have any experience in giving medications to cats?

    Would you be willing to foster an animal on medication?

    Are you able to foster until the animal gets adopted?

    Please provide a name and phone number of 2 personal references who can comment on your suitability for volunteering with us

    Please list 2 emergency contact numbers for yourself

    Acknowledgement

    I understand and agree that the animals in my care belong to the Lincoln County Humane Society (LCHS) and that I am temporarily caring for them in my home. In the case that I would like to adopt any of the animals in my care, arrangements will be made in accordance with the adoption standards set forth by LCHS. I also understand and agree to turn over, at any time, any animals owned by LCHS, in my care when requested by LCHS staff

    Further, I also agree that I will not hold the LCHS or LCHS agents or 3rd parties liable in the event that any of my own pets should become ill or injured due to interaction with foster animals. I acknowledge that I have been advised to keep all fostered animals isolated from my own pets.. If I choose to allow them to interact and illness should arise, I accept personal responsibility for any veterinary bills;

    I understand:

    I also agree to abide by the LCHS Confidentiality Agreement, and not divulge any information or photos relating to my foster(s) through verbal, written, or social media correspondence, unless otherwise authorized by the coordinator or management; I understand:

    Third-party or visitor contact must be previously authorized by the coordinator or management; I understand:

    If your foster animal shows signs of illness you must contact the rescue group coordinator immediately via e-mail. If they are not available, call the shelter front desk. Vet care must be preapproved and we have arrangements with specific vet clinics; I agree to do this:

    Are you able to take and e-mail photos, as well as write a description of the foster animals for social media?

    Routine and/or emergency visits to LCHS approved veterinarians may be part of fostering and are scheduled by one of the Cat Foster Coordinators, as required. Transporting the animal(s) to and from the clinic will be the responsibility of the foster provider. Do you anticipate any availability or transportation conflicts?

    Please Note: if you are no longer interested in fostering or you have any questions, please email our coordinator a nhowe@lchs.ca

    The LCHS appreciates the interest of our applicants, we recognize that your time is valuable and we thank you and appreciate that you are considering giving that time to help animals at the Lincoln County Humane Society!

    I acknowledge the above information is correct and fostering is conducted at my own risk, including transmission of viruses or diseases to my own pets. I signify that all of the information contained herein is true and understand that any false information will result in immediate application denial. The LCHS reserves the right to refuse any applicant.

    Foster Care Temporary Care Release Form

    I, the undersigned, agree to the following:

    1. The Lincoln County Humane Society (LCHS) and its employees, agents or 3rd parties shall not be held liable or responsible for any
      damage or injury to any person or property caused by any animals while in foster care.
    2. I understand that through fostering I do not own the animal(s) in my care. Ownership is only transferred after completing the LCHS
      adoption process and paying any requisite fees. Fostering does not guarantee approval for adoption.
    3. All supplies for fostering will be provided by the LCHS. All monetary expenses must be approved by the LCHS in advance. Foster parents
      may choose to pay out of pocket and such expense may be eligible for a tax receipt, but is not guaranteed, upon review and production of
      a receipt for those expenses.
    4. I agree to care for the animal(s) in a responsible manner and will provide the proper food, water, shelter and care, both medical and other,
      and I will humanely house any animal(s) in my care at all times. I will keep the animal indoors at all times.
    5. I agree that the LCHS has explained the animal’s behaviour and medical history to me.
    6. I understand that either party may terminate this agreement at any time. I agree to provide 24 hours notice if I wish to terminate a foster
      situation and will provide notification by telephone to the coordinator. The LCHS may terminate this agreement at any time, and with no
      notice, if deemed necessary.
    7. The LCHS reserves the right to refuse any adoption or foster arrangement.
    8. The LCHS makes no warranties or claims that an animal(s) in a foster situation are completely healthy and free from aggression. All foster
      care providers acknowledge that foster animals may harbor illnesses, disease, or parasites, and hold LCHS, LCHS agent and 3rd parties,
      not responsible if transmitted to another person or animal. As such, I agree that taking any animal(s) into my home I bear the risk and sole
      responsibility for any and all injuries or illness to people, visitors, my pets, or pets in my home. Further, I hold the LCHS/ LCHS agents and
      3rd parties blameless for such injury or illness, should it occur.
    9. . I acknowledge that I have reviewed this Temporary Care Release Form and I understand and accept its terms. I also accept responsibility
      for the animal(s) and their actions while in my care.

    I agree to the terms of the Foster Care Temporary Release Form

    Cat Foster Care Agreement/Liability Waiver

    I understand and agree that:

    1. The animal(s) described herein are the property of the LCHS and LCHS will provide veterinary care for the animal(s).
    2. I will provide food and fresh water on the required scheduled basis and a frequently-cleaned litter box at all times.
    3. If the animal(s) is in need of veterinary attention, shows any sign of distress or illness, or is lost or injured, I will contact LCHS immediately.
    4. If I am unable to care for the animal(s), I agree to contact the LCHS Fostering coordinator immediately. LCHS agrees to remove the animal(s) from the premises at my request as soon as possible.
    5. I will keep cat(s) indoors at all times. Cats will be transported in a carrier. If the cat gets loose, I will contact LCHS immediately.
    6. The LCHS Fostering Coordinator will contact me to see how the animal(s) is (are) doing and may arrange to visit a number of times.
    7. LCHS may remove the animal(s) at any time for veterinary care or other purposes.
    8. I will not allow the animal(s) to be removed from the premises or give the animal(s) to any third party without prior approval from the LCHS Fostering Coordinator.
    9. The adopting of the cat(s) into a permanent home will be in accordance with LCHS policies. I understand that I must refer anyone
      interested in adopting the cat(s) to LCHS.
    10. I understand that my volunteer work does involve contact with many different breeds and temperaments of cats, therefore, there is a risk
      that I may be scratched bitten or may come into contact with a diseased animal.
    11. . In consideration for the opportunity to perform volunteer work for the Lincoln County Humane Society, I agree to fully release, indemnify and hold harmless the Lincoln County Humane Society, and it’s officers, directors, employees, agents or third parties, from any and all liability for any damage or injury, whether arising from this contract or a breach thereof, or from any act of negligence or gross negligence by the Lincoln County Humane Society, its officers, directors, employees, agents or third parties.
    12. I understand that it is my responsibility to inform my doctor of my volunteer work for the Lincoln County Humane Society so we can discuss which, if any, vaccinations would be recommended for me.
    13. Everyone in the household as well as your Landlord are aware and know about the agreement to have the animal(s) in the home. I have read and understand the terms of this agreement and will abide by all the conditions stipulated.
    14. If I fail to abide by the terms of this agreement or am otherwise unable to meet the program requirements, I may be terminated from the Society. I understand that I may at anytime with or without cause be removed from my position as a volunteer at the sole discretion of the Lincoln County Humane Society

    I agree to the terms of the liability waiver including the home visits

  • Dog Fostering

    From time-to-time the shelter has dogs that require foster homes due to medical concerns or if we have a very shy dog or a senior that would do better in a home environment.

    The shelter provides the supplies to be a foster volunteer. Volunteers provide the love and care needed to help our furry friends transition to their future.

    Please email: nhowe@lchs.ca for more information or to attend our next orientation.

    Become a Dog Foster Volunteer!

    Adoption Dog Foster Application Form

    Program Requirements

    1. Be committed to one shift of: Mornings (8am-10am) - Afternoons (1pm-3pm) – Evenings (6pm-8pm)
    2. Applicants for this program are required to be 21 years of age
    3. Applicants must, ideally, be able to commit to house the animal until adoption
    4. Regular internet access and communication via e-mail is necessary.
    5. Applicants must attend our Dog Foster Care orientation and sign all LCHS required forms prior to housing their first foster animal.
    6. Children cannot be the primary caregiver for any dog, daily care must be provided by an adult over 21 years of age.
    7. Applicants must have a home inspection completed prior to the dog being released to your care and home visits throughout the dog's stay.
    8. Applicants must have access to their own reliable transportation.

    About You

    Do you have any physical limitations?

    Do you have any allergies?

    When was the last time you visited our shelter?

    Have you ever attended one of our Volunteer Orientations?

    Do you know any LCHS Staff members or volunteers?

    If you rent, is your landlord aware that you will be fostering a dog?

    Is everyone in your household aware you will be fostering a dog?

    Do you have a fully fenced yard?

    Are you employed

    Are there children in the home?

    Your Pets

    Are there any pets in your household?

    Do you take your pets to see a Veterinarian Regularly?

    Are your pets up-to-date with their vaccinations?

    Do we have permission to discuss with your Veterinarian any questions or concerns we have regarding your pets?

    Past Experience and General Information

    Have you ever had any positive or negative dealings with LCHS or any other SPCA?

    Are you affiliated with any other animal rescue groups?

    Do you have any experience in giving medications to dogs?

    Would you be willing to foster an animal on medication?

    Are you able to foster until the animal gets adopted?

    Please provide a name and phone number of 2 personal references who can comment on your suitability for volunteering with us

    Please list 2 emergency contact numbers for yourself

    Acknowledgement

    I understand and agree that the animals in my care belong to the Lincoln County Humane Society (LCHS) and that I am temporarily caring for them in my home. In the case that I would like to adopt any of the animals in my care, arrangements will be made in accordance with the adoption standards set forth by LCHS. I also understand and agree to turn over, at any time, any animals owned by LCHS, in my care when requested by LCHS staff

    Further, I also agree that I will not hold the LCHS or LCHS agents or 3rd parties liable in the event that any of my own pets should become ill or injured due to interaction with foster animals. I acknowledge that I have been advised to keep all fostered animals isolated from my own pets.. If I choose to allow them to interact and illness should arise, I accept personal responsibility for any veterinary bills;

    I understand:

    I also agree to abide by the LCHS Confidentiality Agreement, and not divulge any information or photos relating to my foster(s) through verbal, written, or social media correspondence, unless otherwise authorized by the coordinator or management; I understand:

    Third-party or visitor contact must be previously authorized by the coordinator or management; I understand:

    If your foster dog shows signs of illness you must contact the rescue group coordinator immediately via e-mail. If they are not available, call the shelter front desk. Vet care must be preapproved and we have arrangements with specific vet clinics; I agree to do this:

    Are you able to take and e-mail photos, as well as write a description of the foster animals for social media?

    Routine and/or emergency visits to LCHS approved veterinarians may be part of fostering and are scheduled by one of the Dog Foster Coordinators, as required. Transporting the animal(s) to and from the clinic will be the responsibility of the foster provider. Do you anticipate any availability or transportation conflicts?

    Please Note: if you are no longer interested in fostering or you have any questions, please email our coordinator a nhowe@lchs.ca

    The LCHS appreciates the interest of our applicants, we recognize that your time is valuable and we thank you and appreciate that you are considering giving that time to help animals at the Lincoln County Humane Society!

    I acknowledge the above information is correct and fostering is conducted at my own risk, including transmission of viruses or diseases to my own pets. I signify that all of the information contained herein is true and understand that any false information will result in immediate application denial. The LCHS reserves the right to refuse any applicant.

    Foster Care Temporary Care Release Form

    I, the undersigned, agree to the following:

    1. The Lincoln County Humane Society (LCHS) and its employees, agents or 3rd parties shall not be held liable or responsible for any
      damage or injury to any person or property caused by any animals while in foster care.
    2. I understand that through fostering I do not own the animal(s) in my care. Ownership is only transferred after completing the LCHS
      adoption process and paying any requisite fees. Fostering does not guarantee approval for adoption.
    3. All supplies for fostering will be provided by the LCHS. All monetary expenses must be approved by the LCHS in advance. Foster parents
      may choose to pay out of pocket and such expense may be eligible for a tax receipt, but is not guaranteed, upon review and production of
      a receipt for those expenses.
    4. I agree to care for the animal(s) in a responsible manner and will provide the proper food, water, shelter and care, both medical and other,
      and I will humanely house any animal(s) in my care at all times. I will keep dogs and puppies indoors at all times except for bathroom
      breaks.
    5. I agree that the LCHS has explained the animal’s behaviour and medical history to me.
    6. I understand that either party may terminate this agreement at any time. I agree to provide 24 hours notice if I wish to terminate a foster
      situation and will provide notification by telephone to the coordinator. The LCHS may terminate this agreement at any time, and with no
      notice, if deemed necessary.
    7. The LCHS reserves the right to refuse any adoption or foster arrangement.
    8. The LCHS makes no warranties or claims that an animal(s) in a foster situation are completely healthy and free from aggression. All foster
      care providers acknowledge that foster animals may harbor illnesses, disease, or parasites, and hold LCHS, LCHS agent and 3rd parties,
      not responsible if transmitted to another person or animal. As such, I agree that taking any animal(s) into my home I bear the risk and sole
      responsibility for any and all injuries or illness to people, visitors, my pets, or pets in my home. Further, I hold the LCHS/ LCHS agents and
      3rd parties blameless for such injury or illness, should it occur.
    9. . I acknowledge that I have reviewed this Temporary Care Release Form and I understand and accept its terms. I also accept responsibility
      for the animal(s) and their actions while in my care.

    I agree to the terms of the Foster Care Temporary Release Form

    Dog Foster Care Agreement/Liability Waiver

    I understand and agree that:

    1. The dog(s) described herein are the property of the LCHS and LCHS will provide veterinary care for the dog(s).
    2. I will provide food and fresh water on the required scheduled basis and provide frequent bathroom breaks.
    3. If the dog(s) is in need of veterinary attention, shows any sign of distress or illness, or is lost or injured, I will contact LCHS immediately.
    4. If I am unable to care for the dog(s), I agree to contact the LCHS Fostering coordinator immediately. LCHS agrees to remove the dog(s)
      from the premises at my request as soon as possible.
    5. If you do not have a fenced in outside area for our foster dog and LCHS has still approved; you promise to follow proper guidelines outlined by the LCHS Dog Foster Coordinator on how to safely and securely tether our dog in the confines of your property when let outside, and that at no time will our dog be left outside by his/her self without your own supervision.
    6. Part of the foster program includes a home visit, before the animal is fostered to you and multiple progress follow-up visits during his or her foster stay by the LCHS Dog Foster Coordinator.
    7. LCHS may remove the dog(s) at any time for veterinary care or other purposes. I will not allow the dog(s) to be removed from the premises or give the dog(s) to any third party without prior approval from the LCHS Fostering Coordinator. If LCHS has told you no other animals are allowed in same home as the foster dog then you will not permit visitors to bring their animals into your home during the foster care. If
      LCHS has explained the dog is cautious around strangers you have agreed not to socialize the dog outside your home without the consent of LCHS.
    8. The adopting of the dog(s) into a permanent home will be in accordance with LCHS policies. I understand that I must refer anyone interested in adopting the dog(s) to LCHS. If I choose to adopt any of the animals in my care, arrangements will be made in a timely manner in accordance with the adoption standards set forth by LCHS.
    9. . I understand that my volunteer work does involve contact with many different breeds and temperaments of dogs therefore there is a risk that I may be scratched, bitten, physically injured during handling/walking or may come into contact with a diseased animal.
    10. . In consideration for the opportunity to perform volunteer work for the Lincoln County Humane Society, I agree to fully release, indemnify and hold harmless the Lincoln County Humane Society, and it’s officers, directors, employees, agents or third parties, from any and all liability for any damage or injury, whether arising from this contract or a breach thereof, or from any act of negligence or gross negligence by the Lincoln County Humane Society, its officers, directors, employees, agents or third parties.
    11. I understand that it is my responsibility to inform my doctor of my volunteer work for the Lincoln County Humane Society so we can discuss which, if any, vaccinations would be recommended for me.
    12. Everyone in the household as well as your Landlord are aware and know about the agreement to have the dog(s) in the home. I have read and understand the terms of this agreement and will abide by all the conditions stipulated.
    13. If I fail to abide by the terms of this agreement or am otherwise unable to meet the program requirements, I may be terminated from the Society. I understand that I may at anytime with or without cause be removed from my position as a volunteer at the sole discretion of the Lincoln County Humane Society

    I agree to the terms of the liability waiver including the home visits

  • Rescue Group Dog Fostering

    Sometimes the shelter has dogs that require foster homes due to behaviour concerns that require on going special attention or training. The shelter provides the supplies to be a foster volunteer. Volunteers provide the love and care needed to help our furry friends transition to their future.

    Please email: rescuegroup@lchs.ca for more information or to attend our next orientation.

    Become a Rescue Group Dog Foster Volunteer!

    Rescue Group Dog Foster Application Form

    Program Requirements

    1. Applicants for this program are required to be 21 years of age
    2. Applicants must, ideally, be able to commit to house the animal until adoption
    3. Regular internet access and communication via e-mail is necessary.
    4. Applicants must pass our Rescue Group Dog Foster Care orientation and sign all LCHS required forms prior to housing their first foster animal.
    5. Children cannot be the primary care giver for any dog, daily care must be provided by an adult over 21 years of age.
    6. Applicants must have a home inspection completed prior to the dog being released to your care and home visits throughout the dog's stay.
    7. Applicants must have access to their own reliable transportation.

    About You

    Do you have any physical limitations?

    Do you have any allergies?

    When was the last time you visited our shelter?

    Have you ever attended one of our Volunteer Orientations?

    Do you know any LCHS Staff members or volunteers?

    If you rent, is your landlord aware that you will be fostering a dog?

    Is everyone in your household aware you will be fostering a dog?

    Do you have a fully fenced yard?

    Are you employed

    Are there children in the home?

    Your Pets

    Are there any pets in your household?

    Do you take your pets to see a Veterinarian Regularly?

    Are your pets up-to-date with their vaccinations?

    Do we have permission to discuss with your Veterinarian any questions or concerns we have regarding your pets?

    Past Experience and General Information

    Have you ever had any positive or negative dealings with LCHS or any other SPCA?

    Are you affiliated with any other animal rescue groups?

    Do you have any experience in giving medications to dogs?

    Would you be willing to foster an animal on medication?

    Are you able to foster until the animal gets adopted?

    Please provide a name and phone number of 2 personal references who can comment on your suitability for volunteering with us

    Please list 2 emergency contact numbers for yourself

    Acknowledgement

    I understand and agree that the animals in my care belong to the Lincoln County Humane Society (LCHS) and that I am temporarily caring for them in my home. In the case that I would like to adopt any of the animals in my care, arrangements will be made in accordance with the adoption standards set forth by LCHS. I also understand and agree to turn over, at any time, any animals owned by LCHS, in my care when requested by LCHS staff

    Further, I also agree that I will not hold the LCHS or LCHS agents or 3rd parties liable in the event that any of my own pets should become ill or injured due to interaction with foster animals. I acknowledge that I have been advised to keep all fostered animals isolated from my own pets.. If I choose to allow them to interact and illness should arise, I accept personal responsibility for any veterinary bills;

    I understand:

    I also agree to abide by the LCHS Confidentiality Agreement, and not divulge any information or photos relating to my foster(s) through verbal, written, or social media correspondence, unless otherwise authorized by the coordinator or management; I understand:

    Third-party or visitor contact must be previously authorized by the coordinator or management; I understand:

    If your foster dog shows signs of illness you must contact the rescue group coordinator immediately via e-mail. If they are not available, call the shelter front desk. Vet care must be preapproved and we have arrangements with specific vet clinics; I agree to do this:

    Are you able to take and e-mail photos, as well as write a description of the foster animals for social media?

    Routine and/or emergency visits to LCHS approved veterinarians may be part of fostering and are scheduled by one of the Dog Foster Coordinators, as required. Transporting the animal(s) to and from the clinic will be the responsibility of the foster provider. Do you anticipate any availability or transportation conflicts?

    Please Note: if you are no longer interested in fostering or you have any questions, please email our coordinator a rescuegroup@lchs.ca

    The LCHS appreciates the interest of our applicants, we recognize that your time is valuable and we thank you and appreciate that you are considering giving that time to help animals at the Lincoln County Humane Society!

    I acknowledge the above information is correct and fostering is conducted at my own risk, including transmission of viruses or diseases to my own pets. I signify that all of the information contained herein is true and understand that any false information will result in immediate application denial. The LCHS reserves the right to refuse any applicant.

    Foster Care Temporary Care Release Form

    I agree to the following:

    1. The Lincoln County Humane Society (LCHS) and its employees, agents or 3rd parties shall not be held liable or responsible for any
      damage or injury to any person or property caused by any animals while in foster care.
    2. I understand that through fostering I do not own the animal(s) in my care. Ownership is only transferred after completing the LCHS
      adoption process and paying any requisite fees. Fostering does not guarantee approval for adoption.
    3. All supplies for fostering will be provided by the LCHS. All monetary expenses must be approved by the LCHS in advance. Foster parents
      may choose to pay out of pocket and such expense may be eligible for a tax receipt, but is not guaranteed, upon review and production of
      a receipt for those expenses.
    4. I agree to care for the animal(s) in a responsible manner and will provide the proper food, water, shelter and care, both medical and other,
      and I will humanely house any animal(s) in my care at all times. I will keep dogs and puppies indoors at all times except for bathroom breaks.
    5. I agree that the LCHS has explained the animal’s behaviour and medical history to me.
    6. I understand that either party may terminate this agreement at any time. I agree to provide 24 hours notice if I wish to terminate a foster situation and will provide notification by telephone to the coordinator. The LCHS may terminate this agreement at any time, and with no notice, if deemed necessary.
    7. The LCHS reserves the right to refuse any adoption or foster arrangement.
    8. The LCHS makes no warranties or claims that an animal(s) in a foster situation are completely healthy and free from aggression. All foster care providers acknowledge that foster animals may harbor illnesses, disease, or parasites, and hold LCHS, LCHS agent and 3rd parties, not responsible if transmitted to another person or animal. As such, I agree that taking any animal(s) into my home I bear the risk and sole responsibility for any and all injuries or illness to people, visitors, my pets, or pets in my home. Further, I hold the LCHS/ LCHS agents and
      3rd parties blameless for such injury or illness, should it occur.
    9. . I acknowledge that I have reviewed this Temporary Care Release Form and I understand and accept its terms. I also accept responsibility
      for the animal(s) and their actions while in my care.

    I agree to the terms of the Foster Care Temporary Release Form

    Dog Foster Care Agreement/Liability Waiver

    I understand and agree that:

    1. The dog(s) described herein are the property of the LCHS and LCHS will provide veterinary care for the dog(s).
    2. I will provide food and fresh water on the required scheduled basis and provide frequent bathroom breaks.
    3. If the dog(s) is in need of veterinary attention, shows any sign of distress or illness, or is lost or injured, I will contact LCHS immediately.
    4. If I am unable to care for the dog(s), I agree to contact the LCHS Fostering coordinator immediately. LCHS agrees to remove the dog(s) from the premises at my request as soon as possible.
    5. If you do not have a fenced in outside area for our foster dog and LCHS has still approved; you promise to follow proper guidelines outlined by the LCHS Dog Foster Coordinator on how to safely and securely tether our dog in the confines of your property when let outside, and that at no time will our dog be left outside by his/her self without your own supervision.
    6. Part of the foster program includes a home visit, before the animal is fostered to you and multiple progress follow-up visits during his or her foster stay by the LCHS Dog Foster Coordinator.
    7. LCHS may remove the dog(s) at any time for veterinary care or other purposes. I will not allow the dog(s) to be removed from the premises or give the dog(s) to any third party without prior approval from the LCHS Fostering Coordinator. If LCHS has told you no other animals are allowed in same home as the foster dog then you will not permit visitors to bring their animals into your home during the foster care. If
      LCHS has explained the dog is cautious around strangers you have agreed not to socialize the dog outside your home without the consent of LCHS.
    8. The adopting of the dog(s) into a permanent home will be in accordance with LCHS policies. I understand that I must refer anyone interested in adopting the dog(s) to LCHS. If I choose to adopt any of the animals in my care, arrangements will be made in a timely manner in accordance with the adoption standards set forth by LCHS.
    9. . I understand that my volunteer work does involve contact with many different breeds and temperaments of dogs therefore there is a risk that I may be scratched, bitten, physically injured during handling/walking or may come into contact with a diseased animal.
    10. . In consideration for the opportunity to perform volunteer work for the Lincoln County Humane Society, I agree to fully release, indemnify and hold harmless the Lincoln County Humane Society, and it’s officers, directors, employees, agents or third parties, from any and all liability for any damage or injury, whether arising from this contract or a breach thereof, or from any act of negligence or gross negligence by the Lincoln County Humane Society, its officers, directors, employees, agents or third parties.
    11. I understand that it is my responsibility to inform my doctor of my volunteer work for the Lincoln County Humane Society so we can discuss which, if any, vaccinations would be recommended for me.
    12. Everyone in the household as well as your Landlord are aware and know about the agreement to have the dog(s) in the home. I have read and understand the terms of this agreement and will abide by all the conditions stipulated.
    13. If I fail to abide by the terms of this agreement or am otherwise unable to meet the program requirements, I may be terminated from the Society. I understand that I may at anytime with or without cause be removed from my position as a volunteer at the sole discretion of the Lincoln County Humane Society

    I agree to the terms of the liability waiver including the home visits

  • Small Animal Fostering

    Many of our small furry friends (and sometimes not so furry ones) require special at home care as the shelter environment can be very stressful for them. The shelter provides the supplies to be a foster volunteer. Volunteers provide the love and care needed to help our furry friends transition to their future.

    Please email: smallanimals@lchs.ca for more information or to attend our next orientation.

    Become a Small Animal Foster Volunteer!

    Small Animal Foster Application

    Program Requirements

    1. Applicants for this program are required to be 18 years of age
    2. Applicants must, ideally, be able to commit to house the animal until adoption
    3. Regular internet access and communication via e-mail is necessary.
    4. Applicants must pass our Small Animal Foster Care orientation and sign all LCHS required forms prior to housing their first foster animal.
    5. Children cannot be the primary care giver for any cat, daily care must be provided by an adult over 18 years of age.

    About You

    Do you have any physical limitations?

    Do you have any allergies? (Specifically animals or grass/hay)

    When was the last time you visited our shelter?

    Have you ever attended one of our Volunteer Orientations?

    Do you know any LCHS Staff members or volunteers?

    If you rent, is your landlord aware that you will be fostering an animal?

    Is everyone in your household aware you will be fostering an animal?

    Are you employed

    Your Pets

    Are there any pets in your household?

    Do you take your pets to see a Veterinarian Regularly?

    Are your pets up-to-date with their vaccinations?

    Do we have permission to discuss with your Veterinarian any questions or concerns we have regarding your pets?

    Past Experience and General Information

    Have you ever had any positive or negative dealings with LCHS or any other SPCA?

    Are you affiliated with any other animal rescue groups?

    What species of small animals are you interested in fostering?

    Do you have any experience in giving medications to animals?

    Would you be willing to foster an animal on medication?

    Are you able to foster until the animal gets adopted?

    Please provide a name and phone number of 2 personal references who can comment on your suitability for volunteering with us

    Please list 2 emergency contact numbers for yourself

    Acknowledgement

    You must read the species-specific care handout in full even if you have owned small animals before; I agree to do this and will follow all instructions for feeding, housing, cleaning and handling

    I agree not to let any LCHS small animals come into direct nose-to-nose contact with an animal they do not share a cage with:

    I will take extra precaution to avoid spreading the bordatella virus from rabbits, dogs or cats to guinea pigs at LCHS (bordatella is naturally carried by dogs, cats and rabbits so those animals must not be within nose-contact or sneezing distance of guinea pigs). I will always wash / sanitize hands before touching a guinea pig or his cage accessories:

    Small Animals must be housed indoors at all times; I agree to do this:

    If your foster animal shows signs of illness you must contact the small animal coordinator immediately via e-mail. If they are not available, call the shelter front desk. Vet care must be preapproved and we have arrangements with specific vet clinics; I agree to do this

    Are you able to take and e-mail photos, as well as write a description of the foster animals for social media?

    Please Note: if you are no longer interested in fostering or you have any questions, please email our coordinator a safoster@lchs.ca

    The LCHS appreciates the interest of our applicants, we recognize that your time is valuable and we thank you and appreciate that you are considering giving that time to help animals at the Lincoln County Humane Society!

    I acknowledge the above information is correct and fostering is conducted at my own risk, including transmission of viruses or diseases to my own pets. I signify that all of the information contained herein is true and understand that any false information will result in immediate application denial. The LCHS reserves the right to refuse any applicant.

    Foster Care Temporary Care Release Form

    I, the undersigned, agree to the following:

    1. The Lincoln County Humane Society (LCHS) and its employees, agents or 3rd parties shall not be held liable or responsible for any damage or injury to any person or property caused by any animals while in foster care.
    2. I understand that through fostering I do not own the animal(s) in my care. Ownership is only transferred after completing the LCHS adoption process and paying any requisite fees. Fostering does not guarantee approval for adoption.
    3. All supplies for fostering will be provided by the LCHS. All monetary expenses must be approved by the LCHS in advance. Foster parents
      may choose to pay out of pocket and such expense may be eligible for a tax receipt, but is not guaranteed, upon review and production of
      a receipt for those expenses.
    4. I agree to care for the animal(s) in a responsible manner and will provide the proper food, water, shelter and care, both medical and other, and I will humanely house any animal(s) in my care at all times. I will keep the animal indoors at all times.
    5. I agree that the LCHS has explained the animal’s behaviour and medical history to me.
    6. I understand that either party may terminate this agreement at any time. I agree to provide 24 hours notice if I wish to terminate a foster
      situation and will provide notification by telephone to the coordinator. The LCHS may terminate this agreement at any time, and with no
      notice, if deemed necessary.
    7. The LCHS reserves the right to refuse any adoption or foster arrangement.
    8. The LCHS makes no warranties or claims that an animal(s) in a foster situation are completely healthy and free from aggression. All foster
      care providers acknowledge that foster animals may harbor illnesses, disease, or parasites, and hold LCHS, LCHS agent and 3rd parties,
      not responsible if transmitted to another person or animal. As such, I agree that taking any animal(s) into my home I bear the risk and sole
      responsibility for any and all injuries or illness to people, visitors, my pets, or pets in my home. Further, I hold the LCHS/ LCHS agents and
      3rd parties blameless for such injury or illness, should it occur.
    9. . I acknowledge that I have reviewed this Temporary Care Release Form and I understand and accept its terms. I also accept responsibility
      for the animal(s) and their actions while in my care.

    I agree to the terms of the Foster Care Temporary Release Form

    Small Animal Foster Care Agreement/Liability Waiver

    I understand and agree that:

    1. The animal(s) described herein are the property of the LCHS and LCHS will provide veterinary care for the animal(s).
    2. I will provide food and fresh water on the required scheduled basis and a frequently-cleaned litter box at all times.
    3. If the animal(s) is in need of veterinary attention, shows any sign of distress or illness, or is lost or injured, I will contact LCHS immediately.
    4. If I am unable to care for the animal(s), I agree to contact the LCHS Fostering coordinator immediately. LCHS agrees to remove the animal(s) from the premises at my request as soon as possible.
    5. I will keep animals(s) indoors at all times. Animals will be transported in a carrier. If the animal gets loose, I will contact LCHS immediately.
    6. The LCHS Fostering Coordinator will contact me to see how the animal(s) is (are) doing and may arrange to visit a number of times.
    7. LCHS may remove the animal(s) at any time for veterinary care or other purposes.
    8. I will not allow the animal(s) to be removed from the premises or give the animal(s) to any third party without prior approval from the LCHS Fostering Coordinator.
    9. The adopting of the animal(s) into a permanent home will be in accordance with LCHS policies. I understand that I must refer anyone
      interested in adopting the animal(s) to LCHS.
    10. I understand that my volunteer work does involve contact with many different breeds and temperaments of animals, therefore, there is a risk
      that I may be scratched bitten or may come into contact with a diseased animal.
    11. . In consideration for the opportunity to perform volunteer work for the Lincoln County Humane Society, I agree to fully release, indemnify and hold harmless the Lincoln County Humane Society, and it’s officers, directors, employees, agents or third parties, from any and all liability for any damage or injury, whether arising from this contract or a breach thereof, or from any act of negligence or gross negligence by the Lincoln County Humane Society, its officers, directors, employees, agents or third parties.
    12. I understand that it is my responsibility to inform my doctor of my volunteer work for the Lincoln County Humane Society so we can discuss which, if any, vaccinations would be recommended for me.
    13. Everyone in the household as well as your Landlord are aware and know about the agreement to have the animal(s) in the home. I have read and understand the terms of this agreement and will abide by all the conditions stipulated.
    14. If I fail to abide by the terms of this agreement or am otherwise unable to meet the program requirements, I may be terminated from the Society. I understand that I may at anytime with or without cause be removed from my position as a volunteer at the sole discretion of the Lincoln County Humane Society

    I agree to the terms of the liability waiver including the home visits

  • Inside Volunteer

    Inside volunteer positions are often filled by cooperative education students and those looking to complete community service hours.

    This opportunity mainly consists of keeping the shelter and animals clean. With generally over 100 animals in the shelter at any given time, cleaning is a priority and the LCHS truly relies on dedicated volunteers to assist with keeping the shelter looking great and the animals clean. We ask volunteers to be 15 years or older for this program.

    Please email: insidevolunteer@lchs.ca for more information.

    Become an Inside Volunteer!

    Inside Volunteer Form

    Program Requirements

    1. Applicants for this program are required to be 15 years of age.
    2. This program will count toward community service hours.
    3. A 3 month, weekly or bi-weekly commitment is required to be accepted in this program.
    4. . Inside volunteer orientations are conducted once a month & you must attend a full session prior to commencing your volunteering.
    5. E-mail is the primary means for communication. Please check your inbox and junk mailbox for your upcoming orientation e-mail.
    6. Please provide a resume with this application.

    About You

    Do you have any physical limitations?

    Do you have any allergies?

    When was the last time you visited our shelter?

    Have you ever attended one of our Inside Volunteer Orientations?

    Do you know any LCHS Staff members or volunteers?

    Your Pets

    Are there any pets in your household?

    Do you take your pets to see a Veterinarian Regularly?

    Are your pets up-to-date with their vaccinations?

    Do we have permission to discuss with your Veterinarian any questions or concerns we have regarding your pets?

    Past Experience and General Information

    Have you ever had any positive or negative dealings with LCHS or any other SPCA?

    Are you affiliated with any other animal rescue groups?

    Volunteer shift availability
    MorningsAfternoonsEvenings

    Are you available to volunteer on Holidays?

    Do you require community hours for school?

    Please provide a name and phone number of 2 personal references who can comment on your suitability for volunteering with us

    Please list 2 emergency contact numbers for yourself

    Acknowledgement

    Please Note: if you are no longer interested in volunteering or you have any questions, please email our coordinator at insidevolunteer@lchs.ca

    The LCHS appreciates the interest of our applicants, thank you for caring for animals!

    I acknowledge the above information is correct and volunteering is conducted at my own risk, including transmission of viruses or diseases to my own pets. I signify that all of the information contained herein is true and understand that any false information will result in immediate application denial. The LCHS reserves the right to refuse any applicant. Permission is required of a parent or guardian if the applicant is under 18.