Please take a moment to review the policies of Angel’s Furry Friends Rescue
Veterinary Care Policy: As a nonprofit rescue, AFFR has a very limited budget. As a result, we only provide veterinary care for conditions that appear to be serious or life threatening that we deem is ethically necessary. To determine whether treatment is ethically necessary, AFFR will weigh the prospects of recovery with the costs of treatment. AFFR reserves the right to make all decisions regarding whether a condition is considered life threatening and/ or ethically necessary. Foster families who disagree with the decisions of our directors always have the option of paying medical expenses themselves. For minor conditions that are not life threatening, we typically give animals some time to recover on their own. Please keep in mind that many shelter animals come to us with kennel cough or skin irritations that subside when they are given high quality food, rest, and love.
Off-Leash Policy: AFFR has a strict policy that rescue dogs may not be let off-leash in an unfenced area during the duration of the foster arrangement.
Training: We encourage foster families to train their rescue animals. Foster families who have never trained an animal before can read through our “Resources” section on our website. The AFFR team is also always available to give advice or answer questions.
Animal Return Policy: If you feel the need to return your rescue dog at any time, AFFR will immediately try to make arrangements to transfer your dog to a different foster. However, we cannot guarantee that this transfer will take place within a certain amount of time – it may take up to few weeks to arrange for a transfer. On the other hand, foster families that have informed us ahead of time that they must stop fostering on a particular date can be assured that we have prepared in advance for a transfer by that date.
Release of Liability: AFFR makes every effort to communicate breed, age, health and behavior information about each rescue animal accurately. However, our staff and volunteers are not animal experts, and we do not conduct our own health and behavior evaluations upon receiving an animal from the shelter. We rely almost entirely on the evaluations conducted at shelters, which may or may not be done by professionals. As a result, we require foster families to release us of all liability resulting from any wrong or incomplete information they may receive about a particular animal.
Dogs may act unpredictably when scared or in new situations and should always be introduced to people, other dogs or cats cautiously.
Foster families must release AFFR of all liability for any injuries or accidents that result from their rescue dog and also accept liability for any incidents that arise out of introductions of rescue animals to third parties. AFFR does not require foster families to socialize dogs with people outside of their immediate family, and any decision to do so must be taken solely at the risk of the foster family.