- E's Moriarity
becoming a rescue
questions to rescuers
starting a rescue
rescue finally taking off
questions for rescues
advice about starting a rescue
what's involved in a rescue
Lots of members here either do rescue, have done rescue, or work with rescues as fosters. You've got a lot of reading to do!
- GL Junkie
It might be worth it to put a sticky up in the Placement forum with all of those links. Lynx, I know you hate clutter, but for as many times as that question has been asked in the past few months, a sticky like that would probably save a lot of time, eh?
If I were you, I'd probably just keep an eye out for local shelters. When a piggie pops up, make yourself known that you'd be happy to educate them, foster and donate the proper diet and hay. That makes a big difference because the shelter will pass along the good info to adopters.
- E's Moriarity
If you read some of the large seizure threads in the Placement forum, you'll see there are some piggie transports being organized. You might want to begin a conversation with those folks too. I think some pigs are coming to the Midwest.
- Me, too!
Being a fosterer is a big commitment, so think carefully about it before you commit. There's not much more frustrating as a rescue than to have a foster family call out of the blue and say,"Such-and-such has happened, and I can't foster anymore. I need to drop off the pigs today".
Or, finding out that a foster home has lost interest in the pigs and is no longer giving them even basic care (you can read Chary's thread about her fosterers killing her rescue pigs if you need more info)
My foster families care for pigs that I don't have cage space for at the rescue. Therefore, if suddenly they no longer want to rescue, I have to find space for their pigs. If it's a true emergency, that's fine. But a lot of times people decide they want to foster, take in some pigs, and then 3 months later, they're tired of the pigs and want to quit.