Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Fostering furries

Posted By on Tue, Jul 27, 2010 at 10:21 AM

Do you have a little extra room in your home for a pup on a temporary basis? If so, the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region needs you.

Theres nothin cuter than a puppy. Except a puppy with a home.
  • Kirsten Akens
  • There's nothin' cuter than a puppy. Except a puppy with a home.

According to a Humane Society release:

This time of year is historically busy for the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region. The warmer weather brings more breeding and the shelter sees an increase in the number of litters of kittens and puppies it receives. Right now, however, there seems to be a shortage of dog foster homes and the Humane Society is looking for interested families who may be able to offer immediate assistance.

Foster families will typically house a foster pet while it is sick and recuperating or recovering from surgery. However, there are many times when the Humane Society simply needs to place a pregnant cat or dog at a home until they give birth and the litter can be spayed or neutered before adoption.

“You do not have to have any experience, just the willingness to care for these animals that need help. Our foster care team will walk you through it,” states Stacey Candella, Spokesperson for the Humane Society. “Fostering is a great way for those that want to make a difference for these animals to do just that. It allows us free up space here at the shelter for animals that can be immediately adopted."

I met this little Min Pin. What a trooper.
  • HSPPR
  • I met this little Min Pin. What a trooper.

If you can help, contact the Humane Society's Foster Care coordinator at 473-1741 ext. 134. And for more information about the organization, or to see what animals currently are sniffing around for permanent homes, visit hsppr.org.

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