Who is Team Tigger?
Team Tigger began in 2014, and became a legal incorporated entity in 2016.
We are a ‘community foster care network’ under the Victorian Domestic Animals Act and are run and supported solely by volunteers.
We rescue and rehome mostly Dogs and Cats, ensuring they receive all the required vet work and microchipping, prior to them being adopted out.
How Team Tigger came to be.
Since its inception in 2014, as a casual group of animal lovers with the common purpose of raising funds, in order to save the leg of
Tigger a senior rescue Staffordshire Bull Terrier,
Team Tigger became an incorporated entity with an elected committee of management in 2016.
The second half of 2017 saw a new committee and steady growth in support and the number of animals rescued and rehomed.
What we are
Team Tigger Inc. is what is known as a ‘community foster care network’ under the Victorian Domestic Animals Act 1994.
We are all volunteers, and have a wonderful base of foster carers, and helpers, for fundraising, transport and many other tasks, without which we could not do the work we do.
We rely on support from the animal loving community to spread the word and share animals in care.
What we do
Team Tigger deals mostly with dogs and cats, however has also assisted in rehoming other species of domestic animals in the past.
We also run fundraising activities and sell our own range of dog treats, as well as other merchandise, to help pay costs.
How we do it
Team Tigger has agreements with a number of pounds, mostly rural, as these animals otherwise may not be adopted.
We also have animals that are directly surrendered to us. All incoming animals are placed with a foster carer, who provides a home, transport to appointments, basic training and manners, and other requirements as needed. This is at no cost to the carer, Team Tigger Inc. covers expenses.
Prospective foster carers and adopters must complete a form for a particular animal. All applications are thoroughly vetted to ensure the animal is going to a suitable temporary or permanent home.
Not all animals get advertised for adoption, as there may be suitable applicants that have previously sent in an application with their requirements.
Many animals are posted on our Facebook page and have expressions of interest early on.
All domestic animals must be microchipped, desexed and vaccinated before they can be adopted out, hence they will stay with a foster carer until such time as all vet work is completed.
Our wonderful foster carers gauge the temperament and suitable living arrangements for an animal’s permanent home.
In some instances, animals are placed in ‘foster to adopt’ arrangements as an appropriate permanent home has been found, however vet work has not yet been completed.
Once it has been, the formal adoption process is undertaken.
There are also what is called an assisted rehome, where we assist the current owner of the animal to find a suitable new home for their pet whom they can no longer keep for whatever reason.
Having a rescue assess these applications, helps ensure the animal is going to a suitable home.
We pride ourselves on a 100% no return rate thus far, due to our thorough consultation with prospective owners and follow up support.