The Shirley Yeager Animal Friends Foundation, which owns and operates Lee’s Paws & Claws Animal Shelter, has established an animal foster program.
Fostering an animal consists of housing a cat or dog in a home until a permanent adoptive home is found. Unlike adopting, fostering is temporary, for anywhere from a week to a few months. The fostered pet must live indoors and be cared for properly.
Animals in foster homes benefit by being socialized and learning to interact better with people and other pets. Their human foster families are able to enjoy having a pet without the long-term obligation that comes with adoption.
Anyone interested in fostering a dog or cat should fill out and return the application form, then schedule an in-home inspection. The form can be found at LeesPawsAndClawsShelter.org/fostering.html. Anyone with questions may contact the shelter at 620-223-2888.