Fostering Saves Lives
Dog shelters, cat shelters and other animal rescue groups all over the world are in desperate need of loving people who are interested in fostering cats, dogs, rabbits and other pets. Many rescue groups would love to be able to help find permanent homes for more of these animals, but cannot because there is no one to care for them until they are adopted.
That is where pet fostering comes in. People agree to care for rescue shelter pets that are in need of a home until a permanent home is found. Depending on the rescue group you choose to work with, most of the expenses may be covered.
You will handle the daily care, such as feeding and bathing, and the group will work on finding permanent homes for the animals. You may be asked to allow people who are interested in adopting the animals to visit them in your home. You may also be required to attend the shelter with the pet for prospective adoption interviews.
Save a Pet
Because dog shelters and cat shelters are often so overcrowded, people fostering dogs and cats are sometimes the only chance they have. Many pets that are euthanized each year may have been saved if there were more people who were willing to foster them until a permanent home was found.
Consider helping some rescue shelter pets in this special way. You’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that you are doing your part to help homeless pets – each pet you foster makes way for another pet to be saved from death row.
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