Pet Fostering: COVID-19
It seems that now more than ever, animal shelters need help caring for domestic pets from animal enthusiasts such as yourself. COVID-19 has placed the world on pause; and while we worry about the health of our family members, we may be forgetting about four-legged friends that need us, too. Animals from rescue centers and shelters are being cared for by volunteers and shelter staff - but they are short-staffed. This means care and time spent with these animals are both limited. To care for animals during this difficult time, consider fostering pets. Here's what will happen:
Fostering a pet is a rewarding experience for both pet and caregiver. The pet will get out of the shelter and grow with the foster parent - learning how to get along with other domestic animals while developing new skills. Having the new pet around someone new will teach animal shelter staff about the animal's temperament around children and other domestic pets - helping them further to find the pet a suitable forever home. Over all, fostering pets helps improve quality of life for dogs and cats.
Those interested in pet foster care should contact their local animal shelter. The volunteers will need to buy healthy pet foods; fresh water; toys; and much more to give animals the love and care they deserve. For those who need pet fencing for the yard, contact EasyPetFence.com to receive discounted rates.
There's no better time to consider pet fostering than now during the Coronavirus pandemic.
- Jenn Smith