Foster Application

If you are not 18 or over please do not continue. We cannot accept fosters under 18 for liability reasons. However many young men and women help by raising money, blanket, food and toy drives. We would love your help. You do not have to fill out this application to contribute in other ways.

Residential Information

Please list any other current animals you have with the following information

Name Species/Breed Age Spayed/Neutered De-Clawed Indoor or Outdoor How long have you have this animal? Date of the last vet visit
Clinic Name Veterinarian Name Address City State Zip Code Phone Number

Having limited or no bird experience does not disqualify you as an applicant. We have a variety of volunteer opportunities, some of which don't even require any bird expertise. The next few questions will allow us to be able to find the right area for you to assist in.

Foster Agreement

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY. This is not meant to intimidate you nor to cast a negative light on exotic birds. Rescued birds are no more and no less likely to behave in an aggressive or unpredictable manner than any others. But, we want to make you aware of possibilities when working with them.

The birds STAR - St. Louis Avian Rescue places in foster homes have been surrendered, abandoned, or in some way displaced. They may have been abused or neglected. There may only be limited information available regarding their previous environment. STAR will share with you what information we have.There will be an adjustment period. Remember to be patient, consistent, and understanding.

The birds placed in foster homes may not have been seen yet by a veterinarian. Avian medicine is a relatively new discipline. It is possible for a bird to be a carrier of, or infected with, a disease that is undetectable with the current tests and tools available today. Therefore, you should quarantine any bird new to your flock. STAR recommends a period of at least 30 days – 90 would be even better.

If a bird is placed with you, you will be responsible for providing appropriate food, water, and loving attention. STAR will provide pelleted food or seed mix whenever possible for all rescued birds in foster care. STAR will be financially responsible for the veterinary care. However, you will need to provide transportation to and from the clinic.

I understand STAR is actively seeking a permanent home for any bird placed in foster care. I certify that I will return to STAR, upon request, any bird placed in my home for foster care.

I certify that I have never been charged with nor convicted of animal abuse or neglect in Missouri or any other state. I certify that no one in my household has been charged with nor convicted of animal abuse or neglect in Missouri or any other state.

I, the undersigned, acknowledge there are risks in visiting, housing, and/or handling exotic birds, including illness or injury to pets or myself, and/or damage to my property. I agree to release STAR - St. Louis Avian Rescue, from any liability in the event.

Signature Instructions:

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