Foster the Possibilities: Learn How Fostering Pets Saves Lives


Blossum has found a rescue but many temporary foster homes are still needed for kittens and cats of all ages.

Have you been thinking of getting a pet but are not ready for a long-term commitment? Are you willing to open your home for a pet in need? Fostering a dog or cat in need of rescue could be just the ticket for you and could save a pet’s life at the same time.

If you’re considering fostering, head out to Chicago Animal Care and Control on Saturday, May 13th for a Fostering workshop from noon until 1 pm. The workshop will walk you through some of the ins and outs of fostering and help set you up for success if you decide to take the plunge.

What is fostering?

Fostering is providing a temporary home for a rescued animal while they either wait for a place to open in a no kill shelter or while they wait for adoption through a rescue. Foster homes enable rescues to pull pets from open admission shelters before they run out of cage space and must euthanize for space.


There are many breeds of dogs at CACC in need of a foster.

CACC is an open admission shelter that takes in thousands of dogs and cats a year. Because it is an open admission shelter, it must take in any pets that come in their doors even if there is no longer any room. To help save lives and help more pets find homes, CACC works with 190 homeward bound rescues that pull from their facility. Over 7,000 pets were transferred thanks to that partnership last year.

CACC is located at 2741 S. Western Avenue in Chicago.

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