Become A Pet Foster Parent (Or look into it)

Become A Pet Foster Parent (Or look into it)

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      C C

      Bloomingburg, NY

Many animals die in shelters, every single day.  If a shelter/SPCA is over-crowded already, animals may have to be put down to make room, or be put down on their way in. Besides the great action of adopting one of these poor souls, there is something else you could do. CONSIDER FOSTERING. Your local shelter, I'm sure, can tell you how to get started. It WILL save lives. It's only temporary, and the experience will last you a lifetime. Pledge to try fostering, or at the very least, look into it.
*Picture at left is of Mama cat Ruby, her broad was my first ever foster. She, and her kittens, have since all found great stable homes!*

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    • C C BLOOMINGBURG, NY
      • over 5 years ago

      Also, animals who are injured, and need to recover, or need to be socialized, may be a good choice for fostering. Older people can foster too! It brings action and adventure into your life. I urge everyone who can, to look into it. Seriously.

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    • Karen Douglas SAGAMORE BEACH, MA
      • over 5 years ago

      I recently lost my "last" dog. I don't plan to own another one, because my husband and I are at the age where the dog might outlive us. In addition, I cannot have my heart broken again. For the last few years I have been planning on looking into fostering after she was gone.
      It is so important to take care of the innocent homeless and abandoned dogs and other house pets. I get so frustrated when people refuse to take this seriously.
      I want to foster small dogs, but if God has another plan, I will have to do what He has planned.
      I will be needing lots of instructions, so I hope there are people out there who will show me the way.

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    • C C BLOOMINGBURG, NY
      • over 5 years ago

      Kudos to everyone who has fostered/will foster, has taken care of 'the locals' or has adopted. Anyone who gives their time and energy is incredible in my eyes. My plight comes from my daily experience as an employee at a shelter. Actually seeing the animals having to go through what they do is incredibly wrecking, and people need to understand the severe consequences of not spaying/neutering, and just giving up on their animal. Keep doing your part!

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    • Janice Forsythe ARLINGTON, TX
      • over 5 years ago

      My husband and I take care of the feral cat colony in our neighborhood in Arlington,Tx. We converged our back shed for the cats, and we go through this great organization Kittico to spay and neuter the strays. The biggest problem with feral dogs and cats is simply not spaying and neutering house pets.

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    • Ani L. Schwartz ARROYO SECO, NM
      • over 5 years ago

             Many people cannot foster an animal. However, this does not mean that we cannot help.  We have a lot of feral cats in rural northern New Mexico along with a certain amount of ABANDONNED! dogs and cats; tame, socialized pets. Occasionally there will be a runaway and/or abused animal.
            One thing we do is to help find homes by sometimes running ads in local papers and mostly just doing word of mouth community "net-working" when we find an animal in trouble and/or without a home. A very old (80 something) half Apache, half Scottish friend of mine has some small trap-cages that he loans out when needed. He has tamed a few feral kittens in his day LIKE DOGS!!, walking on a leash and everything, riding on his lap on his open desert vehicle (like a big fat 4X4 motorcycle with 4 wheels but without the speed) ... hahahah! and he takes along his current kitty, Mr. Spotty, when he goes gold panning in southern NM,
      (I am NOT making this up).
              I have found that needy animals are often the best pets because they never forget who rescued them and truly appreciate being cared for; they are SO happy they lift all spirits around them.  Just thinking of those I have had the pleasure to care for and know makes my heart leap with joy and involuntary laughter.  Animals and children know who loves them and who does not, even if they do not "know" what they know.

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