Help needed: Could you look after a pet?

21st September 2017 9:14 AM
CARERS WANTED: Sally Potter with Brock and Megan Pryor with Bell, both of whom are available for adoption. CARERS WANTED: Sally Potter with Brock and Megan Pryor with Bell, both of whom are available for adoption. Katherine Morris

FOSTER carers are needed desperately for Karma's Place Rescue.

The rescue has been operating throughout the South Burnett for just over a year and has about 40 pets in its care at the moment.

The rescue does not have a shelter, so more foster carers are needed so more animals can be saved and fostered before finding permanent homes.

Fundraising coordinator Sally Potter said a love for animals and the ability to house a pet was all that was needed to become a foster carer.

"The rescue covers all vet costs and everything,” she said.

"The more foster carers we have the more animals we can save.

"All you have to do is treat them like your own pet.”

Foster carers may have to care for an animal for anything from 24 hours to more than a month.

"Rescue dogs, they are so grateful, you can tell that they are so grateful to have someone loving and caring for them,” Ms Potter said.

Many dogs and cats are rescued from pounds in Queensland and New South Wales or are surrendered.

Ms Potter's own dog is a rescue, who she started to foster before deciding to adopt.

To become a foster carer go to www.karmasplace rescue.org.au to fill out a form.

The rescue will be at Mitre 10 this Saturday, September 23, and September 30 from 8am selling raffle tickets and a sausage sizzle.

Karma's Place also does play dates for dogs in the dog park at Memorial Park Kingaroy.

These are held every Sunday at 10am and anyone is welcome to bring their dogs or come along to meet dogs up for adoption.