Become a Fospice Volunteer
Open your Heart and Home
The San Francisco SPCA's Fospice (Foster-Hospice) program is for shelter animals diagnosed with life-limiting, non-contagious illness. While these animals are not suffering, their medical condition and poor prognosis prevent the SF SPCA from seeking adoptive homes for them.
Can you provide a safe and loving home for one of these animals?
Call (415) 522-3542 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for a foster class.
Read our Fospice Manual (1MB PDF).
I do fospice because I love cats, especially old cats. I want to love them and care for them and make their final days comfortable and peaceful. I want to help. The SF SPCA is making it easy by providing food and medical care. I provide the day-to-day care. And I think, most importantly to me, the burden of having to make that final decision to end a life will not rest solely on my shoulders but will be shared with the veterinarians at the SPCA.
I know that when my fospice cat dies, there will be sorrow. But my fospice cat has made my life richer. I am willing to face the sadness of his death because there is the daily joy of his life. I am grateful for the fospice program.
— Martha W.