MOUNTAIN AREA — Our local EMC SPCA says they are in desperate need of new foster people to take care of some very special canines and felines. For anyone who has been thinking about ways in which to help, this is a great way to give volunteering with pets a try.
“Recently, we’ve had to turn away both cats and dogs because we’ve had no place to house them while they’ve waited for their new forever families,” says Foster Coordinator Kim Owens.
“Fostering is providing a temporary home for a homeless pet and it’s truly lifesaving. Fostering can be a wonderful experience for you and your family — you can feel good knowing you have made a positive difference in an animal’s life.”
There will still be a need when the shelter opens, say organizers.
“A fostered animal in a home opens up kennel space for us to save another animal.”
They’re also going to be introducing short-stay fostering, where a family or individual will be able to take a shelter animal on an outing, overnight or for the weekend — so they can get a break from the stress of the shelter and an opportunity for new experiences.
“Our foster program is flexible. Walks, outings, overnights, short or long term, you will be able to pick what fits your lifestyle. Please join our Foster Team now!”
The shelter is getting close to completion and the organization wants to be prepared. Whether you can foster at this time or later, they want to hear from you now.
Visit the EMC SPCA website and fill out an application. If they can answer any questions you may have, please call Foster Coordinator, Kim Owens at 559-641-2030.