Due to COVID-19 restrictions we are unable to take applications for new fosters during this time. We are reviewing this regularly and hope to resume as normal as soon as it is safe and possible to do so.
We’re always looking for new foster carers to help us look after the hundreds of animals that come into our care every year. Volunteering as a fosterer is extremely rewarding, and it is ideal if you would like to welcome an animal into your home without the permanent commitment of adoption.
Our amazing team of dedicated fosterers provide loving homes for animals which are not ready to be rehomed immediately. Examples of these may include animals recovering from surgery, pregnant cats, orphan and handrear kittens, and animals involved in ongoing RSPCA Cruelty Cases. Moving to a home environment could mean that the animal has a faster recovery, or can get ready for life in their ‘forever home’. It gives an alternative option to kennel or cattery life, as well as freeing up space for other animals to come in to the centre.
All expenses and equipment, including food and veterinary bills, will be provided by us. Fostering for Woodside is very flexible and we will always try to work around your commitments and requirements. This means that many of our volunteer foster families have children, or already have their own pets in the home. It can be hard to say goodbye to foster animals when they are ready for rehoming, but it’s incredibly rewarding to know that you helped to give them a second chance in life. However, many people become so-called ‘failed fosterers’ and end up adopting their animal as a permanent pet!
Reception and Animal Centre:
Mon, Tue, Wed and Sun - 10am to 4pm
If you are interested in adopting an animal in our care, please go to the animal profile pages and complete the contact forms. Our team will then contact you to discuss the current adoption process.
Centre visits / look arounds:
Thurs & Sat Only – 11am to 3pm
We will limit numbers on site for the protection of staff and visitors we would ask for your patience in this matter
The Animal Centre is shut on Fridays
Open 7 Days a week – 10am -4pm
We would request that you continue to wear a mask in indoor areas and sanitise your hands regularly
Thank you for your cooperation
Woodside Animal Centre
190 Scudamore Road,
Leicester LE3 1UQ
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