Community Fosters

  • Community Fosters are individuals who need assistance in finding an animal a home


  • Community Fosters are individuals that meet legal requirements of ownership. If the animal was a stray, HSSC cannot accept it into our program until the following conditions have been met:
  • a)      The person has made a public effort to locate the rightful owners of the stray animal.
  • b)      The person has filed a Found Animal Report with the proper authorities for their locality.
  • c)       The animal has been in their care and custody for a minimum of 14 days since filing the Found Animal Report.


  • Responsibility and liability for the animal remains with the Community Foster. HSSC is only providing networking and support to assist finding a permanent home for the animal.


  • All medical expenses are paid for by the Community Foster.


  • Vaccinations, deworming, microchipping, flea treatment, & alteration will be covered by the Community Foster at their expense.


  • At the discretion of HSSC, Turlock Spay & Neuter discounted rates may be extended to Community Fosters, for animals that have gone through temperament testing at the HSSC Animal Wellness Clinic, and have remained a volunteer with HSSC for at least one year (this may change at any time without notice).


  • HSSC retains the adoption fee of community animals due to the high cost of equipment, maintenance, marketing, office supplies, and other forms of overhead.


  • Community Fosters are to keep track of the medical records for each animal and the drop-off and pick up of the animal in order for it to be at an adoption event under HSSC.


  • Once a community animal is adopted out, should it be returned, the original Community Foster will be contacted first. HSSC will take in the animal as space allows.


  • If a Community Foster adopts out an animal outside of an HSSC event or protocols, HSSC assumes no liability or responsibility for the animal.


  • Animals with behavioral problems will be asked to leave and behavioral assessment may be required before returning.


  • Community Fosters are to check in & out at designated times during PetSmart Adoption Events.



To register your animal for PetSmart Adoption Events and for our HSSC Animal Wellness Clinic, please send us a detailed email to  Please include the following information:


Pet Name:




Personality Description:

Include at least one image of the animal.

Community Fosters are encouraged to use any of the following facilities for animal care.

Spay and Neuter Clinic
201 Maze Blvd.
Modesto, CA 95351
(209) 661-4138
Cat Network of Stanislaus
Usually Open Wednesdays & Occasionally Other Days
Check for schedule
Call (209) 735-0604
For Appoinment
Turlock Spay & Neuter
351 N. Walnut, Unit 15
Turlock, CA 95380
Monday - Friday : 9am - 5pm
Vaccines done from 12am - 5am
No appts needed for vaccines
(209) 634-5665
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