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Greenhill Humane Society Foster Care Program
Kittens of all ages come into our care throughout the year, but spring is an especially busy time.
Help us care for these little fur-iends by becoming a foster.
Fill out a Foster Application here.
Becoming a Foster
Thank you for your interest in the Foster Care Program. Together our foster parents make an enormous contribution to Greenhill by caring for approximately 600 animals each year. Without these dedicated volunteers Greenhill could not provide loving homes to nearly as many deserving animals as we do each year.
Foster parents and families are needed to help care for kittens, puppies, cats, dogs and small animals, for short and long-term foster stays.
Please contact Kristi Chizacky, Volunteer/Foster Care Manager with questions about this rewarding opportunity. Kristi can be reached at 541-689-1503 x114 and via email.
Steps to Becoming a Foster Parent:
1. Please review the foster program requirements (please see below).
Foster Program Requirements:
You must be at least 21 years of age to become a foster parent. Children are encouraged to participate fully in this rewarding experience with their parents.
Landlord approval is required for all foster parents who rent their residence. Please confirm with your landlord that you are approved to foster animals prior to scheduling a foster care interview and training session.
Current vaccinations are required for all foster parents' dogs/cats prior to placing a foster animal in your home. Please confirm that your animals are up-to-date on their vaccinations prior to scheduling a foster care interview and training session. We also recommend you speak with your veterinarian to make sure fostering is a good fit for you and your pets.
Read the Pawsitive Press
Greenhill's Volunteer and Foster Newsletter
Monthly Foster Spotlight
The Henney Family
The Henneys began fostering for Greenhill when they saw an ad in the Register Guard, asking for volunteers, specifically fosters for kittens. They thought this was a great opportunity to experience the joy of kittens without the long term commitment. Michele Henney shares the foster experience with daughters Kieu and Megan, who take a large part in assisting with foster cases.
Michele teaches accounting at the UO and enjoys running and reading in her spare time, while daughters Kieu and Megan currently attend high school. Kieu will begin the 9th grade this year and participate in band. She is an excellent trumpet player and also enjoys track and field. Megan is an experienced cheerleader and will be participating this year on her school’s varsity and competition teams! The Henney family also volunteer at Next Step Recycling, Food for Lane County and the Oregon Society of CPA’s as a way to be of service to the community!
When asked what their favorite part of fostering kittens is, the Henneys said that they love interacting with the kittens on a daily basis and knowing that they are preparing the kittens for their forever families. “We have learned that it is a lot a work to care of kittens. It’s not all about spending time with them. There is feeding them, sometimes giving medicine and cleaning up their poop. Some kittens might not make it because that is how life works. We can’t just give up and not keep doing what we love because of a sad outcome.”
Thank you to the Henney family for all of your service and commitment to the animals in our community!
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