**COVID-19 Update**

Thank you for your interest in fostering an animal through RSPCA Victoria. Over the past two weeks we have been inundated with enquiries from people wanting to help, and while we are very grateful for all your support, we are not currently in a position to process new foster applications for our Burwood or Peninsula shelters. 

At this point in time we anticipate applications for Burwood and Peninsula will be suspended until 1 May. We will reassess our capacity to take on new carers after this time. Please keep an eye on our website to book into upcoming webinars as they become available in the coming weeks, ensuring you only book into site sessions where you are easily able to physically access that particular shelter. 

If you’ve recently registered as a new foster carer and have been booked into an orientation session, please continue through the process as you have previously been instructed. If you have registered as a new carer and have been unable to book into a session, please stand by and we will contact you with information on next steps. 

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work through these unprecedented times.


Foster Care Handbook – Dogs and Puppies
Foster Care Handbook – Cats and Kittens
Foster Care Handbook - Small Animals
Foster Care Handbook - Dog Behaviour and Training
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FAQs - Medical Emergencies 
FAQs – Dogs and Puppies
FAQs - Dog Behaviour
FAQs – Cats and Kittens
FAQs – Rabbits and Guinea Pigs

Foster care information
Foster Care Network Team
P  03 9224 2565
E  Email Foster Care

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