Please understand that most of our animals have not been fully vaccinated, dewormed, or spayed/neutered. Battlefords Humane Society provides the necessary veterinary care needed, however there is a possibility that your foster animal may be carrying parasites such as worms, fleas, ticks, or mange when they initially arrive in your home. In unusual circumstances, they could also be carrying viruses such as parvo or distemper. This is why it is important that all of your pets be up to date on their vaccines and deworming. In addition, we recommend keeping your foster animal separate from your own pets until checked by a vet.