The Florida Department of Health in Brevard has issued a rabies alert after a stray cat tested positive for the fatal disease Thursday, 1/17 in the Friday Road & Fern Meadows area in Cocoa and a stray kitten tested positive on Monday, 1/28 near Industry Drive in Melbourne. These alerts will remain in effect for the next 60 days. For more information, please contact the Department of Health-Brevard at 321-634-6337, or Brevard County Animal services at 321-633-2024.
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Foster Volunteer Application

Become a Foster Parent

Thank you for your interest in becoming a foster parent. Last year, the Brevard Humane Society saved nearly 1,000 animals through our Foster Care Program.

Foster parents are volunteers who are willing to open their hearts and their homes to provide temporary care for cats, kittens, dogs and puppies in need. Some animals may need as little as two weeks of care, while others may require care for up to three months.

Our greatest foster needs are:

  • Sick animals in need of medical attention
  • Adults with nursing offspring
  • Orphaned kitten and puppies
  • Animals recovering from injury/illness
  • Adult Dogs – especially larger ones

Fostering is flexible enough for most lifestyles as we will custom-match the animals to each foster home/family. By offering your time, energy and home to an animal in need, you prepare the animal for adoption into a permanent home as well as help prevent overcrowding.