Prior to adoption all animals are vaccinated, microchipped, and spayed or neutered. The age of your foster will determine what vaccines they are scheduled to receive and whether they are ready to be spayed or neutered. All cats are tested for FIV/FeLV at the time of their spay/neuter, and all dogs over 6 months old are tested for heartworm. Please be proactive to get your foster pet fully vetted so they are ready for adoption as soon as possible.
If your foster should need vaccines or spayed/neutered, you will be contacted by a Good Karma representative (Foster Mentor) for guidance; the procedures for scheduling this care is explained on this page.
If you think your foster pet needs special veterinary attention, please check with Stacey or your Foster Mentor via email first then go ahead and make an appointment. Just tell the receptionist that you are a bringing in a Good Karma animal.
PLEASE always be on time for all veterinary appointments. They help us out a lot and it hurts their productivity for the day when people show up late for appointments. We ask that you respect our arrangement and if for any reason you are unable to keep your appointment that you call their office directly to reschedule. Also please remember to be very friendly to the vet and staff. ONLY bring the animals for which you have an appointment. They welcome more than one pet per visit, but you should always get the OK to bring more than one pet before your visit. Please try to bring a fresh stool sample (as in retrieved in the past hour) to make the visit easier on your foster pet. DO NOT forget your orange folder. Always follow instructions given by the veterinarian; e.g. if they tell you to call back after 48 hours for results, please wait the 48 hours to call.
If you notice anything at all that concerns you, please let your Foster Mentor. Changes in appetite or energy level, parasites in stool, external parasites, itchy ears, stinky stool, and skin conditions are all reasons to contact your Foster Mentor and to have your pet’s health checked.