Not all heroes wear capes. At The Anti-Cruelty Society, our heroes wear everyday clothes and are helping to save the lives of hundreds of animals each year. Fostering an animal is one of the best things you can do for pets in need, and it helps shelters immensely. A lot of animals that come to a shelter may be too young, have a medical need, or a behavioral need that has to be tended to before they are ready to go to their forever home. When these needs are going to take an extended period of time to nurture, we want to ensure the animal has a comfortable place to recover and grow. That’s where foster homes come into play!
As a foster parent, you work directly with The Anti-Cruelty Society to make sure the cat or dog you are fostering gets all of the proper care to get them ready for adoption. Take one of our intrepid Hurricane Dorian evacuees, Goldie, for example. When she made her way to The Anti-Cruelty Society from North Carolina, she needed to be sent to a foster home to help her lose a little bit of weight, and to get her adjusted to her new environment. That’s where her foster mom Sydney stepped in to help us out. Sydney spent the next 5 weeks taking Goldie on walks, introducing her to other dogs, making adjustments to her diet, and simply giving her a great home.This gave Goldie the opportunity of a lifetime to getting on the right track to being adopted.
If you’re craving the affection of an animal but you may be in a place where you’re unable to commit to the full lifetime of a pet, fostering a cat or dog is the perfect answer! Not only do you ensure that that animal is receiving the best possible care in a loving home, you’re also helping ensure the next animal that comes to the shelter has space to receive care and get adopted! That’s a great BOGO deal, if you ask us.
For more ways to get involved, visit our website: https://anticruelty.org/foster
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