Can an entire community ever reach NO KILL status? A decade ago that goal seemed out of reach but today it is being achieved in community after community, town after town, county after county throughout this country. All it takes is enough people refusing to accept old myths and sterotypes about animal control and welfare.
A favorite quote from one of our board members is, "We are only limited in the number of animals we can help by three things: money, volunteers and space."
A strong Foster Program addresses the space limitation. We receive new calls daily from owners wanting to surrender their pets, kind hearted individuals who have taken in a stray and desperate animal shelter workers hoping to avoid euthanizing dogs or cats in their overcrowded county shelters.
We are forced to operate on a "waiting list" basis, taking in new animals when adoptions free up space at our shelter. This can be incredibly frustrating at times, knowing the waiting animals could so easily end up in bad situations before we can help them.
That is why our Foster Program is vital to saving lives.
Did you know at any given time roughly 70% of all the animals in our program are in foster homes? That is an incredible number made possible by people who care passionately about animals and believe in the NO KILL mission.
We work very hard to make fostering a positive experience for anyone willing to provide temporary care for one more animal. We accomodate special circumstances such as vacation-coverage, switch-out for unsuitable matches, short-term-only restrictions, breed-specific preferences and even "low-shed" or "housetrained-only" requests. We have dedicated Dog and Cat Foster Program Coordinators who are available even for late night emergency phone calls from foster parents. Read here for more details about fostering with us.
Do you want be a part of the most important aspect of NO KILL rescue? Give us the space to save ONE MORE LIFE by joining our Foster Program.