Logan County Humane Society Launches
Foster Care Program
You to 'Open Your Home, Save a Life'
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[March 29, 2008]
Be part of the Humane Society of Logan County
by saving lives. Experience the satisfaction of making life better
for a dog or cat. Become a foster parent. The more foster homes
available, the more pets can be saved.
A foster home is a temporary placement for an animal waiting to be
adopted into a forever home. Some of the animals have been
relinquished by their owners for various reasons, some are about to
be euthanized, but all are in need of love, a family and a second
chance. A foster placement might be for just a few days, a few weeks
or a few months, depending on the time it takes to find the right
fit between family and pet. After all, the better the fit, the
better the chance it will be a forever home.
A foster family's
role is to provide love, care and training, all in a normal
household environment. Some pets may have never experienced a family
or a home. In a foster home, a pet is given the chance to learn the
basics, such as how to walk on a leash or how to use a litter box.
Pets should be exposed to other people, other pets and other
situations. Having these experiences will put the animal ahead of
the game when it comes time for adoption, because they would have
already adjusted to a home environment. Not only is the foster
family bettering the life of an animal, but they are creating a more
adoptable pet. This is the goal.
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The Humane Society of Logan County will provide the foster family
with food, veterinary care, necessary supplies and ongoing contact
Call 217-732-4042 for more information or to begin the process of
becoming a foster home to a needy dog or cat. The foster parent and
the animal benefit from mutual love and care, and many more animals
of Logan County will find forever homes.
Open your heart and home to a homeless pet.
[Text from file received from
Humane Society of Logan County]