20 small animals urgently need adopting in Wales

Lisa Walden
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From Country Living

Over 20 adorable rabbits, guinea pigs and other small animals urgently need to be fostered, after Blue Cross' Newport branch has run out of space on site to house them.

The charity needs help from animal-lovers whilst they wait for them to be permanently adopted in the area. If you have experience handling and caring for pets, are self-motivated, have a willingness to learn and have no other pets, then this exciting opportunity is just for you.

Before you submit your application, it's also worth knowing you will have to be willing to learn and follow the Blue Cross' procedures.

While the foster carers won't permanently keep the animals, they will help them until they find a new home (and of course have plenty of cuddles, too). Some of the jobs you will be doing include...

  • Caring for Blue Cross pets in your own home
  • Providing all the care they need – feeding, exercising, cleaning and socialising
  • Giving medication and grooming
  • In some cases, helping them recuperate from operations
  • Keeping accurate records

Laura Drummond, a volunteer who currently looks after two rabbits, told South Wales Argos: "I work from home and have plenty of space and by fostering you feel like you're making a real difference and get lots of support from the unit's team."

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Blue Cross' rehoming and advice unit in Newport's manager Georgie Riley also said: "We desperately need more foster carers like Laura to help us to help more small animals in the area. We currently only have four volunteers who can help us and they are already caring for small animals for us."

If you think you can help foster one of the animals, apply via the online form.

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