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Foster

Please get involved! Together we can make a difference.

In foster homes they can receive the care and attention they deserve.All of the animals we take care of end up in foster homes. Among them are sick animals, puppies and kittens. In foster homes they can receive the care and attention they deserve. Many of our members volunteer their time and money to take care of these homeless creatures. Some of them have their homes filled with many visiting foster cats and dogs, so needless to say there is always a need for more loving homes where we can temporarily board our animals.

Before you take in a foster animal, make sure are prepared to do this. You may need to isolate the animal since it may be infected with a contagious disease. The last thing you want is for your own pets to end up ill or infected! Care must also be taken when placing animals together because of social issues - they need to work out dominancy in their own way. Let them get used to each other very slowly.

Remember also that you may develop a close bond with the foster animal. The question I am asked most often is, "How can you give them up and take them to their new homes? Isn't it hard?" Of course, it is! We often get very attached to our foster pets. But the real reward of fostering is helping the animals. They get a chance they might not have had - and though it is hard to give them up, by doing so, we can bring more home. This way the void in our hearts will be filled by the love for yet another suffering animal that will come into our home. And fostering animals in our homes frees up space for more animals in the shelters. By providing a needy animal with a loving home environment, you too can help an animal become more suitable for adoption into a responsible, lifelong home.

If you are interested in fostering animals in your home, please contact us at mynextpet@yahoo.com or complete the foster questionnaire and mail it back to us . Someone will be in contact with you shortly after receiving the completed application.
Thank you!

Form is in Microsoft Word format (.doc) or Adobe PDF format

Download Foster Questionnaire- DOC (.doc - 58kb)
Download Foster Questionnaire- PDF (pdf - 93kb)

The fastest and most convenient way to send the completed form to us:
Download the DOC (.doc format), fill in the blanks on your computer (add your name or initials to the document name), and e-mail the form back to us at: mynextpet@yahoo.com

You may also print the form, complete it by hand and mail it to:

Animal Adoption League - SC
P.O. Box 2453
Rock Hill, SC 29732

To My Foster Mom (or Dad)

There I sat, alone and afraid,
You got a call and came right to my aid.
You bundled me up with blankets and love.
And, when I needed it most, you gave me a hug.
I learned that the world was not all that scary and cold.
That sometimes there is someone to have and to hold.
You taught me what love is, you helped me to mend.
You loved me and healed me and became my first friend.
And just when I thought you'd done all you do,
There came along not one new lesson, but two.
First you said, "Sweetheart, you're ready to go.
I've done all I can, and you've learned all I know."
Then you bundled me up with a blanket and kiss.
Along came a new family, they even have kids!
They took me to their home, forever to stay.
At first I thought you sent me away.
Then that second lesson became perfectly clear.
No matter how far, you will always be near.
And so, Foster Mom, you know I've moved on.
I have a new home, with toys and a lawn.
But I'll never forget what I learned that first day.
You never really give your fosters away.
You gave me these thoughts to remember you by.
We may never meet again, and now I know why.
You'll remember I lived with you for a time.
I may not be yours, but you'll always be mine.

- Author Unknown

 

 
 
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