UTA Campus Cat Coalition
Arlington, Texas 76019
817-272-2311 Web: www.uta.edu/campuscats
UTA Campus Cat Coalition does not have a facility to house rescued animals,
so for now we rely on compassionate and caring animal lovers who are willing
to volunteer as a Foster Parent(s). Foster Parents provide a home
environment for our rescued animals while they await permanent
placement. Foster Parents provide a less stressful environment than a
shelter, pound, or other facility, and speed up the socialization process by
allowing the animal to interact with people regularly. Foster Parents are
essential to the welfare and proper placement of our animals as they
increase the animals’ chance of
finding a loving, permanent home by evaluating the animal and providing our
adoption counselors with a profile of the animal’s character and personality
-- all of which serve to facilitate the best possible permanent match.
UTA CCC would like your experience as a Foster Parent to be a good one,
therefore it is important that you read and understand the following
requirements for foster homes before committing to foster a cat or kitten(s):
consideration for the UTA Campus Cat Coalition. entrustment to me of one or
more foster cats and/or kittens, regardless of the source of the
animal, and for other good and valuable consideration, whether
admitted into the UTA Campus Cat Coalition System at my request,
and/or already belonging to the UTA Campus Cat Coalition,
to herein as Foster Parent), hereby agree to the following terms and
conditions of the UTA Campus Cat Coalition’ foster care program:
Foster Parent must complete a Volunteer Application and a Foster Care
Application prior to
fostering UTA Campus Cat Coalition animals so that we may obtain
appropriate background and contact information.
3. Foster Parent agrees to provide the animal entrusted to their
care with adequate, nutritious food, water, shelter, affection,
socialization, and exercise as they would their own pets. The
Foster Parent agrees to provide any basic training or treatment
necessary to the well being of the animal and to help increase
adoptability. Foster Parent further agrees to treat the animal in a kind
and confidence in order to create a more well adjusted, adoptable animal.
Foster Parent will not
otherwise physically harm any foster animal, or allow anyone else, relative
or otherwise to do so. At no time during which Foster Parent is entrusted
with any UTA Campus Cat Coalition animal(s) will the number of animals -
personal and fosters combined - in my home (including garage)
that which can be cared for in a
and healthy manner.
Parent will not be compensated for expenses incurred in the normal daily
care of the animal, including but not limited to food, water, shelter and
room and board.
4. The Foster
Parent agrees to keep the animal indoors at all times, and segregated
from all other animals.
Parent further agrees to permit a UTA Campus Cat Coalition representative to
enter the Foster Home for the purpose of inspection of the animal and/or the
premises with 24-hours notice,
and to allow for immediate removal of the animal if the situation warrants,
at the sole discretion of the UTA Campus Cat Coalition’s representative.
Parent agrees to notify the UTA Campus Cat Coalition’s foster coordinator
immediately of any kind of problem concerning the animal that should arise
during foster care.
Parent understands that this agreement does not in any way confer upon
Foster Parent the right to independently rescue animals under the auspices
of the UTA Campus Cat Coalition, and that the UTA Campus Cat Coalition
reserves and has the right and the sole discretion to admit any
independently rescued animals into its system.
Foster Parent may by necessity come in contact with previous owners
and/or foster parents, or with future and potential adopters, this
contact should be limited to that pre-approved by the UTA Campus Cat
Coalition’s foster coordinator.
Foster Parents should not solicit contact with previous owners after the
animals are placed in foster care, nor with new owners after adoption.
Parent further agrees to foster exclusively with the Campus Cat Coalition,
and with no other rescue group, shelter or pound until such time as all of
their assigned foster animals have been permanently adopted and written
notice of Foster Parent’ intent to terminate this agreement has been
received and accepted by the Campus Cat Coalition.
Campus Cat Coalition will provide veterinary care for all foster animals
through designated Partner Veterinarians only. Expenses for services
obtained from other sources shall be the financial responsibility of the
Foster Parent unless specifically pre-approved by the Campus Cat Coalition.
The veterinarians working with the Campus Cat Coalition bill the Campus Cat
Coalition directly for approved medical services provided to our animals.
the event the
Foster Parent expends funds for pre-approved emergency veterinary care, the
UTA Campus Cat Coalition will reimburse Foster Parent. Foster Parent must
be available to transport fosters to the vet as needed utilizing an approved
pet carrier, will administer proper medications as prescribed by our
participating veterinarians, and will abide by any recommendations made by
the animal.s veterinarian or the Campus Cat Coalition.
Fostering is not a short-term event, and can last several weeks, possibly
During that time, Foster Parent agrees to bring the foster animal to and
from each weekend Adopt-A-Pet event for which they are scheduled, unless
other arrangements have been made in advance. If the animal is not adopted
that weekend, Foster Parent agrees to return to pick the animal up and care
for him/her until the animal is permanently adopted.
11. All animals
placed in foster care are the property of the Campus Cat Coalition and must
be returned to the Campus Cat Coalition upon request. The foster animal
cannot be transferred to another party or another location without prior
approval from the UTA Campus Cat Coalition. The foster animal is to be
adopted to its permanent home ONLY under approval of the Campus Cat
Coalition, and our standard adoption policies and fees will apply. Foster
Parent may refer potential adopters directly to the Campus Cat Coalition.
Foster Parent is interested in adopting their foster animal, our standard
adoption policies apply, including completing an adoption contract as well
as paying an adoption fee
Foster Parent's Check
Here Indicates Acceptance of the Terms:
forum, or the like in any case filed in Tarrant County, Texas. The
undersigned Foster Parent hereby acknowledges having read the terms of this
agreement and does hereby agree to abide by each of the rules of fostering
set forth above.
ACCEPTED BY FOSTER PARENT:
City, State, Zip:
Please remember that all of the Campus Cat Coalition’s participating
veterinarians have active, for-profit practices, and generously give of
their time based upon their commitment to ending the problem of pet
overpopulation. They deserve respect and courtesy as they do their best to
adjust their regular schedules to accommodate cats and kittens in our
Arlington, Texas 76019