By Bethe Almeras, WHS Adoptions Volunteer & Foster Human
This post is the kick-off of a series on fostering shelter animals, called The Foster 411 Series. I wanted to give people a glimpse into what it is like to foster and how important it is to both animals and communities. And really, what better way to do that than going straight to the source? There are lots of ways you can support your local foster program -- become a foster "human" yourself, donate money or needed supplies, help provide transport to spay/neuter clinics, or take on other volunteer jobs. Help save lives -- get involved in fostering! In the DC area, visit the Washington Humane Society for more information.
Bethe: How does the foster program serve the mission of the Washington Humane Society?
Jennah: The mission of WHS is, “The Washington Humane Society inspires and creates a community where all animals have secure homes and where people and animals live together with joy and compassion.”
I think our foster program exemplifies the mission of WHS. We have a great community of fosters who are not only passionate about helping our animals, they are also supportive of one another. Our fosters provide temporary, secure, and always loving homes for our most needy animals, and then help to find their foster animals a forever home. Our fosters are compassionate animal lovers who derive a great deal of joy from sharing their homes with their foster animals and then passing that joy along to the animal’s forever family.
Bethe: I've seen some great changes for the program over the last few months, what is your goal for the WHS foster program?