Pet FosteringPosted on January 10th, 2012
If you haven’t already heard of pet fostering or even if you have, it is a great way to provide a temporary home for a pet that is looking for their forever home. For many dogs and cats that have been in shelters for too long, foster care provides a transitory place to live and a second chance at a new life.
Another reason to foster pets is for kittens or puppies that are still too young to be spayed or neutered and are not ready for adoption quite yet. Or mother cats and dogs that have nursing litters and need a safe environment while raising their babies. Fostering is also beneficial for animals being treated for illnesses or injuries that require recovery time.
Some animals also respond poorly when in a shelter environment. This is called kennel neurosis and over a period of time their behavior can deteriorate causing them to be un-adoptable often leading to euthanasia. Sharing the home of a foster parent can relieve kennel neurosis and turn their lives around.
All you need to be a foster parent to a pet is a loving compassionate heart, some available time and maybe a little extra space in your home. If you have considered getting a pet for some time and are not sure about making the commitment, fostering a pet can be a perfect situation for you. There are many classes and programs offered to new foster parents through your local humane society.
Remember, Earth Care is donating a $1 to the San Diego Humane Society for every new Facebook Fan we get during the month of January. What an easy way to give to animals looking for a forever home! Like us on Facebook!
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