Tuesday, March 20, 2012

What is Pet Fostering?

Pet fostering provides temporary care to shelter animals who, for a variety of reasons, need to live in a home environment prior to adoption. While pet fostering is ideal for some people, it's not for everyone.

Why foster homes are needed?

Animal welfare organizations work to place lost, abandoned, abused and relinquished animals in forever homes, which helps relieve overcrowding

and reduces an animal’s stress by providing a temporary and supportive sanctuary while it awaits permanent adoption. People who need care for their pets due to emergency or disaster rely on pet fosters while they re-establish their lives.  And deploying military personnel may need temporary yet long-term pet care if they don’t have friends or family members who are able to make a commitment for the duration of their deployments.

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  1. I love this post by Debra Hamilton. If you are a dog lover then you should read this. "Why foster homes are needed for pets"; it saves on unnecessary overcrowding in shelter homes and reduces an animal’s stress. Yeah Debra! Keep them coming...love reading your post.


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