The Washington Humane Society (WHS) works hard to find homes for every animal in our care. As the open-access shelter in DC, we take in an average of 30 animals every day into our often already full and busy adoption centers. One of the most vital services our volunteers can provide is foster care to animals awaiting their forever homes. By providing a place for cats or dogs to stay, along with a little TLC, foster caregivers fulfill a critical component of our life-saving work, and allow us to make room for more animals who need our special care and attention.
Today we are introducing a new regular blog feature, Foster Monday. Every week, we will introduce you to an animal in foster care, and will ask for your help to find him or her a loving home before week’s end. Below you will meet Suki, a wonderful and sweet kitty under the foster care of WHS volunteer Romy Manion. Please share Suki’s story and photos with your friends, families, and communities to help find her a home. Together we can save more lives!
Suki is an extremely affectionate and personable 1-year-old kitten who loves to be held with her belly up in the air while having her head stroked! Having three legs has not stopped her from running like crazy, playing, and acting silly. She has been known to stalk flies and chirp at the birds outside. She has also been seen grooming her feline brother's head and rubbing up against her canine house-mate. When she is finally finished playing for the day, she prefers a good shoulder to ride on, a neck to snuggle into, or her favorite window for watching the world go by. The only thing that would make her life even better is to live in a house with another kitten to play with and more room to run around. Do you have a spot for this wonderful girl in your heart and home? Meet her today by contacting Romy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any individual, family, or business with the compassion and willingness to help needy animals can apply to serve as a foster volunteer. Foster sessions can range from a few days or weeks to a month or more depending on the preferences of the volunteer. Join our foster volunteer team by visiting www.washhumane.org/foster.