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Be a Foster Parent


Did you know that over a 1000 rabbits are abandoned in Singapore every year?

HRSS volunteers are all animal lovers who work together because of their shared concern for the hundreds of rabbits that are abandoned in Singapore every year. HRSS runs a structured fostering programme to rescue and re-home abandoned rabbits. HRSS-rescued rabbits are kept at the homes of our volunteers - called Foster Parents - until they are adopted. Every rescued rabbit is spayed or neutered, receives individual care including toys, medical care, healthy food and treats, and lots of love.

Given the huge numbers of rabbits that are abandoned in Singapore every year, our foster homes are almost always fully occupied. Sadly, we have had to turn away many abandoned rabbits to other animal welfare organisations like the SPCA, while SPCA runs the largest animal shelter in Singapore it receives over 1,000 unwanted animals every single month. The sad reality is that less than 10% of these animals find good homes and the rest have to be humanely euthanised.

In order to save lives of more rabbits, we are urgently seeking new Foster Parents to join HRSS.

What does it take to be a Foster Parent?

If you wish to be a Foster Parent, you should ideally have prior experience in taking care of rabbits. But what if you have never cared for rabbits? You can still be a Foster Parent if you are an animal lover and are willing to learn about rabbit care and behaviour. Our volunteers will only be too happy to guide you along the way.

Responsibilities of a Foster Parent

You will be responsible for the rabbit's health and general well-being. If the rabbit in your care falls sick or needs to be sterilised, you'll need to visit the vet. HRSS will reimburse you for all medical expenses incurred.

You will also arrange meetings between the rabbit and potential adopters at your home and at HRSS Adoption Drives. You will work closely with our Fostering and Adoptions Coordinator to find the best possible home for the rabbit in your care.

We recognise that being a Foster Parent is demanding but the rewards will more than justify the efforts you put in. Our network of volunteers and foster parents have all made new friends and enjoyed the kinship of like-minded people from all walks of life. But perhaps your biggest reward will be the satisfaction of knowing that you made a difference in the lives of helpless animals who cannot speak for themselves.

Next Step

If you're ready to open your heart and home, and make a difference to the lives of abandoned rabbits, please send an email to information@hrss.net. Please include your full contact details and our Fostering and Adoptions Coordinator will get in touch shortly.

 

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