December 13,2017

Fostering 101

Hi there, Mr. Kelly here. Since Guy has started his rigorous lounging schedule, he’s been slacking a bit on the blog writing. I guess that means it’s up to me to fill in for him. After all, what are friends for?

Every day, I feel like the luckiest cat in the world to have been adopted by my office at The Anti-Cruelty Society. Not only do I have some of the most supportive co-workers around, but I also get to hang out with guests who come by for our community programs. It feels pretty great to be an ambassador cat and show the world just how amazing felines can be. However, while Guy and I were lucky enough to find our forever home, some pets that arrive at our shelter have a bit of a wait before they find their families. Whether it’s because they’re orphaned kittens who need to be bottle-fed, adult animals who could use a break from the hustle-and-bustle of the shelter, or anything in between, fostering can really make a difference for pets who aren’t ready for adoption.

So what does it mean to foster? In short, it is a program where volunteers provide temporary, in-home care to shelter pets. There are many different reasons why a cat, dog, or rabbit may be eligible to go out to foster, but whatever the case is, they all benefit from some one-on-one attention to bring out their best. That’s where you come in! As a foster volunteer, you would take an animal into your loving home and care for them until they are ready for adoption. The best part, aside from helping animals of course, is that The Anti-Cruelty Society provides you with all the support you need.

If you are interested in being a foster volunteer, or just want to know what the program is about, a good place to start is our Become a Foster page. Here, you can learn more about the different kinds of foster options, and how to get started.

As for me, my co-workers have some documents that look like they need editing…I’m sure they won’t mind if I added a few things.

Until next time,

Mr. Kelly