Interested in Fostering?
We are always in need of foster parents! Providing foster care for animals while they await their forever homes is one of the most rewarding parts of animal rescue. H.A.H.S. is a 100% volunteer-run organization. We do not have a shelter and all of the animals that come into our care are cared for in temporary foster homes while they await adoption. If you are an animal lover and have the time and love to give to an animal that needs care and compassion, fostering may be for you!
Worried about costs of fostering?
By signing up to be a foster care provider, you are signing up for dedication to our animals. As a thank you for helping us, all costs associated with food, supplies, and veterinary costs for your animal are covered by Hiawatha Animal Humane Society. We provide you with the food and supplies needed for your foster animal, as well as cover the costs of any vaccina-tions, altering, and micro-chipping of your foster pet. All you need to do is give them your time and love.
What’s Expected of a Foster Home?
Fostering does require a commitment to the animal and to the organization. As a foster care provider, you will be expected to make sure the publicist has updated information and good, clear, pictures of your foster pet. Eye catching pictures and good write ups will get fosters adopted quickly! If you don’t have a computer or a digital camera to take photos, one of our volunteers will “buddy” with you to get the pictures taken.
As the foster provider, you know your pet best and can provide insight to their personality in the bio that you create for them. Also, when HAHS holds an adoption event, you are asked to bring your foster animal if at all possible. Overall, love, dedication and commitment are the most important qualities of a foster home provider .
As a foster, you can choose what types of animals you are able to foster, i.e., dogs, puppies, large or small breeds, cats, kittens, special needs animals. We will work to find an animal that fits your household and your comfort level.
Barn Cats for Farmers
From time to time, we have cats that are not best suited to be an inside pet. Those cats make great barn companions. If you are interested in adopting cat/s for your barn, contact us at 651-448-0396 or Click Here to email us for further availability and information.
Recycle For Cash
We collect used printer ink cartridges (large and small, all makes and models). Collection locations are:
- Gerken’s Town and Country Lyon Street in Lake City
- Gerken’s Town and Country Bridge Street in Wabasha
- Eagles Nest Coffee Shop, 2nd Street and Bridge, Wabasha
You can also contact us for collection questions.