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Many Shelter Pets Enjoy A Home For The Holidays Thanks To Special Foster Program

Published: November 25, 2021 at 03:52 PM Author: Penny Eims

Richmond, Virginia – Cats and dogs who would have spent Thanksgiving inside of their shelter kennel run are instead enjoying the holiday in a real home, with a family. The temporary reprieve from shelter life is made possible because of the Richmond Animal Care and Control Thanksgiving Foster Program.

This is the seventh time that the animal welfare agency has promoted the holiday foster program. Earlier this month, the shelter said:

We love this program so much and encourage you to participate so we can empty the shelter for Thanksgiving. We are most in need of dog fosters with no other animals at home, but our population changes daily! The cats are much easier and would love multiple family member options!

Shelter staff reminded people who might be considering adoption that the holiday foster program is the perfect “trial run.”

Sure enough, shortly after the shelter kicked off the Thanksgiving foster program came the announcement that a couple of “foster fails” had already happened.

It’s been 18 hours and we have our first 2 Thanksgiving “Foster Fails”! 🎉🎉🎉 get ready for it….SQUIRMETTE & Tonka (the biggest cat in town)! We are all doing the happy dance (please join in) and celebrate with us!

Animal shelters across the nation do their utmost to help make the holidays better for the homeless pets in their care. In Fort Worth, Texas, a team of volunteers came together to deliver Thanksgiving meals to 750 animals.

This is the season of giving, and the perfect time to reach out to your local rescue groups and animal shelters to see if they are in need of supplies, help, or foster homes. Everyone has the power to make a difference.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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