Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS - CHRISTIE AN­DER­SON

AN­GEL Paws are des­per­ately seek­ing foster car­ers as the num­ber of un­wanted pets in Townsville con­tin­ues to climb.

The pet res­cue or­gan­i­sa­tion cur­rently has about 50 foster car­ers look­ing af­ter an­i­mals which need per­ma­nent homes but it still isn’t enough.

An­gel Paws trea­surer Tia Thom­son said if another 50 peo­ple signed up to be­come foster car­ers, it still wouldn’t be suf­fi­cient to keep up with the in­flux of home­less pets.

“I don’t think we will ever have enough foster car­ers be­cause we are al­ways at ca- pac­ity,” she said. “Foster car­ers just need to have the time and the space depend­ing on what type of pet they want to foster.

“We have to turn down a lot of an­i­mals be­cause we don’t have enough foster car­ers.”

Foster car­ers will be re­quired to pro­vide food and a safe en­vi­ron­ment as well as tak­ing pets to the vet for vac­ci­na­tions, pet days and photo stu­dio to be pho­tographed.

For more in­for­ma­tion about be­com­ing a foster carer email info@ an­gel­pawsinc. com

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