The rewards of fostering

 
By Connie Orcutt • Published: March 1st, 2017
Category: Animal Airwaves
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If you have space in your home and extra love in your heart, have you considered fostering an animal from the shelter?

Animals are fostered when they’re not quite ready for adoption. This doesn’t apply just to dogs and cats—there are birds, rabbits and other animals that need help, too.

Fostering also helps indirectly by creating more room in shelters. And it doesn’t have to be a full-time effort. Some foster parents take animals just for a weekend or an afternoon.

During fostering, animals feel love, build their confidence and learn to trust. Potential adopters can then see them at their best.

Some folks hesitate to foster, fearing it will be too difficult to say goodbye to their new friend. But you can always welcome another animal into your home. And who knows? You might even be the one to adopt her in the end.