The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Have you ever wanted puppies or kittens, but don't want them long-term? Consider fostering! Foster volunteers work closely with our Foster Care Specialist and clinic team to safely care for puppies and kittens in our community. You not only get to play with cute animals in your home, you also allow their moms safe and healthy. It's also a good way for your family to learn responsibilities of pet ownership--without all of the costs of long-term ownership. (Please note, however, that there are some costs associated with fostering.)
Fostering with the Humane Society, you open up kennels for other animals in our community and in communities around the country. Every time you take a litter of puppies or kittens home, you help ensure that they grow up big and strong, and with a loving family.
Anyone considering fostering puppies or kittens should understand that it isn't all just fun and play, however. It's easy to become emotionally attached, making it difficult to let the cuties go. Puppies and kittens can get sick; newborns can even die of congenital defects. We provide essential training and support to help you with this and with the logistics of fostering.
Foster families must meet certain criteria to participate. You can already have pets in the home, but caring for puppies or kittens may require certain conditions to keep them safe and healthy.
Foster families MUST live in Clark County, Washington.