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Temporary Pet Foster Volunteers Needed for Seniors!

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Shanti Project of San Francisco | San Francisco, CA

Shanti Project of San Francisco


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Published 4 months ago

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A few hours per month

Temporary Pet Foster Volunteers Needed for Seniors!

PAWS (Pets Are Wonderful Support) is a program of a nonprofit called Shanti Project whose mission is to build human and animal connections in order to reduce isolation and improve quality of life.


The PAWS program helps to preserve, support and nurture the human-animal bond for those most vulnerable in our community through volunteer supportive services, ie: dog-walking, in-home cat care, transports to vet visits, and emergency pet fostering. All of our clients are low-income San Francisco residents who are seniors (over 60 years old) and/or living with a disabling illness or condition. We serve about 600 people and their 800 pets each year.


PAWS is in need of more emergency pet foster volunteers!! We never know when a client will need to be separated from their animal companion due to circumstances such as severe illness, hospital stays, and housing crises. We depend on our foster care volunteers to take in a client's cat or dog into their own home, and give love and companionship to the beloved animal during this difficult time. Our goal is to ensure that their pet--who is sometimes their only source of love and support-- is in good hands while they are away. The last thing we want is for our clients to be concerned for the well-being of their pet. PAWS provides all food and supplies to care for the pet as well as vouchers for vet visits as needed.


If you are interested in spreading some love to some animals and help out our community, please contact Kayla Smyth at ksmyth@shanti.org or 415-830-7026. Feel free to check out our website for more information https://www.shanti.org/programs-services/pets-are-wonderful-support/


Thank you!

PAWS (Pets Are Wonderful Support) is a program of a nonprofit called Shanti Project whose mission is to build human and animal connections in order to reduce isolation and improve quality of life.


The PAWS program helps to preserve, support…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Location

3170 23rd Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

How to Apply

Submit an application using this link https://www.tfaforms.com/4755427 and reach out to Kayla at ksmyth@shanti.org with any questions!

Submit an application using this link https://www.tfaforms.com/4755427 and reach out to Kayla at ksmyth@shanti.org with any questions!

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