Be­come a foster fam­ily to dis­placed an­i­mals

Help save count­less lives

South Shore Breaker - - EVENTS - CON­TRIB­UTED edi­tor@southshore­breaker.ca

If you love an­i­mals and would like to adopt one of your own but aren’t sure you’re ready for a long-term com­mit­ment, fos­ter­ing shel­ter an­i­mals might be a good op­tion for you. But what does that in­volve ex­actly?

Foster fam­i­lies are vol­un­teers who tem­po­rar­ily house and care for shel­ter an­i­mals await­ing adop­tion. While pets with spe­cial needs (e.g. med­i­ca­tion) re­quire longer stays, cats and dogs are typ­i­cally placed in foster care for a few weeks. Fam­i­lies may choose to wel­come more than one guest (such as a lit­ter of kit­tens) if they so de­sire.

A sec­ond chance

Be­cause an­i­mal shel­ters are of­ten over­crowded, there isn’t al­ways enough room to house all the stray and aban­doned pets in need. That’s why foster fam­i­lies are so im­por­tant. Vol­un­teers help re­duce the bur­den on shel­ters and save count­less an­i­mals.

Con­trib­uted

Foster fam­i­lies are vol­un­teers who tem­po­rar­ily house and care for shel­ter an­i­mals await­ing adop­tion.

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