Our mission at ‘Til The Cows Come Home is to rescue and rehome as many farmed animals across Australia as we can. In order to continue to achieve our mission we require people to become foster carers.
As you know we rescue animals across Australia and rehome them with adoptive furever home families. The process of how we do this is via our method called Farmer to Family. The Farmer to Family method means that many of the rehomings we do are done by arranging the adopter to collect directly from the person/farmer surrendering the animal. This method is a key component to the success of TTCCH as the method allows us to reach further than we physically can. We are based in NSW, yet through this method we are able to arrange surrendering’s and adoptions all over Australia. The Farmer to Family approach is also so successful as it takes the stress out of the process for the animals and allows the adopter to have a direct hand over with the surrenderer to directly discuss the animals details, needs, likes etc with the animal’s previous human family.
Our second method of helping animals is where you come in. We need people like you to come into the picture and become foster carers. Our foster carers will start fostering the animals surrendered to us while they wait for their furever families to adopt them. This method was put in place for several reasons. Reasons being that farmers (especially dairy and egg farmers) fear that the wrong kind of people having access to their property can cause issues and thus don’t allow adopters to go directly to their property to collect their new furever family members, instead we do it for them. It also costs money every day for the farmer to keep the animals, so they need the animals removed ASAP to keep farming costs down. Therefore, having foster carers around Australia working with us is the solution to these problems for farmers, and it is a method that enables farmers to surrender the animals they rear to us. The foster families become a safe place for calves from dairies and hens from eggs farms to go while they wait for their adopters to pick them up.
These two methods make our organisation unique and the largest online adoption agency for farmed animals in Australia. The Farmer to Family method works for surrenders that come from small scale farms and one off surrenderers. While the foster carers are ideal for surrenders, we have from the larger scale farmers. Currently we are looking for like-minded people to become foster carers for us. We are looking for foster carers for either or both calves from dairy farms and hens from egg farms. Thanks to our donors we are able to cover all the expenses needed to foster farmed animals, including feed, feed equipment and vet care. All you need to supply is a space for the animal/s on a property deemed rural, be able to commit time to looking after the animal/s daily, and to have your own transport (with a tow bar). We require that you have transport in order to collect the animals from nearby dairies or egg farms. And most importantly we require that you are able to provide a loving and caring environment for the animals.
If you are interested in becoming a foster carer, private message us on FB https://www.facebook.com/tilthecowscomehomeau to express your interest today. We are always available to chat if you have any further inquiries about becoming a foster carer for us. We are excited to start welcoming like-minded foster carers to our TTCCH family.
If you are unable to become a foster carer but you would still like to help our cause you can donate here: https://tilthecowscomehome.org/donation/. Both donations and being a foster carer help us save lives and give the animals a chance of a long and happy life.
By Luella Botteon