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We will be fostering certain animals under certain circumstances, such as un-weaned puppies and kittens, animals being held for court cases, special needs animals, and adoptable animals when space is limited. Stafford County Animal Control will provide food, cages, bowls, cat litter boxes, and cat litter when needed. A home check by an Animal Control Officer will be required.

Under the Virginia Comprehensive Animal Law Handbook the foster care provider must provide as listed, under 3.2-6503:
  • Adequate care, treatment, and transportation
  • Adequate exercise
  • Adequate feed
  • Adequate shelter that is properly cleaned

  • Adequate space depending on the animal 
  • Adequate water 
  • Veterinary care when needed or to prevent suffering or disease transmission

Under the Virginia Comprehensive Animal Law Handbook for requirements for foster homes; no foster home shall be operated in violation of any local zoning ordinance; and no foster home shall keep more then 50 companion animals on site at one time.

Also under this section, the fostering care provider has to read and sign a statement specifying that he/she has never been convicted of animal cruelty, neglect, or abandonment.