Can you be a friend for a while and help save a life?
When an animal needs some time to recover from a sickness or injury – or just needs to be socialized – the Asheville Humane Society depends on a network of foster homes. Animal lovers like you open their homes for a little while, and that means AHS can save more lives. Last year, their foster program made it possible to care for over 1,500 animals. Brother Wolf Animal Rescue also counts on their network of lifesaving foster families. Over 350 animals each day are cared for in the BWAR amazing foster home network.
Foster parents can choose to foster kittens who are not yet old enough for adoption, cats who need a few weeks of tender loving care, puppies who require a quiet, private space, or dogs who are ill or injured and need a short recuperative stay in someone’s home until they are adoptable. The AHS foster program gives parents everything they need: a comprehensive manual, the support of a Foster Coordinator, and all food, supplies, and medicine.
BWAR also makes fostering easy, fun and rewarding. You will not incur any medical expenses for any foster animal in your care, food is provided when needed, animal supplies are available and weekend, two week, and longer options are available. If you think that you are not set up to become a foster home for an orphaned animal in need, think again! Have a spare bedroom or bathroom? You can provide a safe haven to a nursing mom and her babies.
Foster parent roles come in many different forms, chances are likely that there is a needy animal who would fit in with your lifestyle for a little while.
AREA FOSTERING OPPORTUNITIES
Asheville Humane Society
Visit ashevillehumane.org to fill out a Foster Interest Form and start the process.
Visit bwar.org or email Flo at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about Brother Wolf’s foster program, or call 828-273-1428.
Visit wncanimalrescue.org to fill out a foster application. If you have any other questions, email email@example.com
Rutherford County Humane Society
Visit rutherfordcountyhumanesociety.org to fill out a foster application.
Click on Volunteer opportunities at taagwags.org or leave a voicemail at 828-966-3166 and someone will contact you.
TIP – By placing a dog or cat, puppy or kitten into a foster home, animal rescue organizations are able to expand their capacity to save even more lives.