What is Legacy Foster Care?

Whilst many people have friends or family to take care of their beloved pets once they’re gone, there are many people who do not have this option available to them. Animal Welfare League NSW is proud to be able to offer our legacy program to care for animals of people who have passed away, animals who have no one else to turn to. We understand how important it is for animals to be placed in a caring home environment, as a shelter is not the right place for them to grow old in.

Once an animal comes into our care, we search for a perfect permanent foster home for the animal to be placed in. Some animals may have additional needs and require specific families to care for them, but many are just looking for a warm bed and a loving home.

Who can be a carer?

Ideally, AWL NSW prefers carers to live within a 40-kilometre radius of our Kemps Creek Shelter, as food and supplies need to be collected from our shelter, and it is home to our veterinary clinic. However, if we believe you’re the purrfect carer a further distance will be considered.

As all animals have different needs, a wide variety of legacy carers are needed. Whether you’re single, a family, young, old, active, or a bit of a couch potato we will be able to match you with a legacy companion.

As a legacy carer, you are welcome to specify your preferences as it is important that both humans and animals are happy in their homes.

What is the process?

If you are interested in becoming a legacy carer;

  1. Contact AWL NSW via phone or email.
  2. Speak to our foster care coordinator and fill out an application form.
  3. Our foster care coordinator will visit your home to ensure it is the right fit for a legacy companion.
  4. If your home is suitable, our foster care coordinator will then take you through the next steps of getting the animal to your home.

What support does AWL NSW provide?

As each legacy animal is considered to be under the care of AWL NSW for the remainder of its life, the organisation will cover all of the animal’s costs – food, litter, medication and veterinary treatment.

What are the benefits of being a carer?

You get a pet just like you would if you bought or adopted one, but without the cost. You help give an animal that has gone through the trauma of losing their family a new loving home for the rest of their life.

Is there anything else I need to know?

Legacy animals cannot be given away under any circumstance. AWL NSW has been entrusted with overseeing the care of these animals for the rest of their lives. It is of utmost importance that we know where they are living and who is caring for them. If for any reason you are unable to care for the animal, it must be returned to the care of AWL NSW.

Like to find out more?

To enquire about our Legacy animals available, please contact fostercare@awlnsw.com.au

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What is Legacy Foster Care?

Whilst many people have friends or family to take care of their beloved pets once they’re gone, there are many people who do not have this option available to them. Animal Welfare League NSW is proud to be able to offer our legacy program to care for animals of people who have passed away, animals who have no one else to turn to. We understand how important it is for animals to be placed in a caring home environment, as a shelter is not the right place for them to grow old in.

Once an animal comes into our care, we search for a perfect permanent foster home for the animal to be placed in. Some animals may have additional needs and require specific families to care for them, but many are just looking for a warm bed and a loving home.

Who can be a carer?

Ideally, AWL NSW prefers carers to live within a 40-kilometre radius of our Kemps Creek Shelter, as food and supplies need to be collected from our shelter, and it is home to our veterinary clinic. However, if we believe you’re the purrfect carer a further distance will be considered.

As all animals have different needs, a wide variety of legacy carers are needed. Whether you’re single, a family, young, old, active, or a bit of a couch potato we will be able to match you with a legacy companion.

As a legacy carer, you are welcome to specify your preferences as it is important that both humans and animals are happy in their homes.

What is the process?

If you are interested in becoming a legacy carer;

  1. Contact AWL NSW via phone or email.
  2. Speak to our foster care coordinator and fill out an application form.
  3. Our foster care coordinator will visit your home to ensure it is the right fit for a legacy companion.
  4. If your home is suitable, our foster care coordinator will then take you through the next steps of getting the animal to your home.

What support does AWL NSW provide?

As each legacy animal is considered to be under the care of AWL NSW for the remainder of its life, the organisation will cover all of the animal’s costs – food, litter, medication and veterinary treatment.

What are the benefits of being a carer?

You get a pet just like you would if you bought or adopted one, but without the cost. You help give an animal that has gone through the trauma of losing their family a new loving home for the rest of their life.

Is there anything else I need to know?

Legacy animals cannot be given away under any circumstance. AWL NSW has been entrusted with overseeing the care of these animals for the rest of their lives. It is of utmost importance that we know where they are living and who is caring for them. If for any reason you are unable to care for the animal, it must be returned to the care of AWL NSW.

Like to find out more?

To enquire about our Legacy animals available, please contact fostercare@awlnsw.com.au

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