News About Animals and Owners Saving Their Pets
Why is foster care so important?
- Foster care enhances the adoptability of animals because they are giving love and attention in safe environment. This helps the animals become socialized and comfortable around people, kids, and other animals.
- Foster care alleviates some of the overcrowding at the shelter.
- Foster animals are more adoptable because their improved health and happiness is always reflected in their appearance.
- Often a foster parent provides better information to a prospective adopter. Is the pet housebroken? Does it like children or other animals? What are its fears?
When you adopt a dog or cat from a shelter, you have saved the life of that animal. But when you become a Foster Parent, you can save the life of hundreds of animals! While it can be sad to part with a furry friend that has become a part of your family, you can be comforted knowing that you have given the greatest gift of all: the time necessary to offer a homeless pet a second chance.
Animals are fostered for a variety of reasons. Some are too young for adoption, some need a home in which to recover after a medical procedure, some are pregnant or nursing, and some need more socialization. Foster families provide the love and stability these animals need to be happy and healthy, both mentally and physically. When an animal has been in a foster home, it is more confident and social; therefore it transitions into its new home with ease.
Foster homes are also important because they provide more room at the Animal Shelter, which have a limited amount of kennel space. So when foster families take in animals, they are also helping other animals by opening up a kennel. There are many animals in need, so the more animals we can take in the better!