By Bethe Almeras, WHS Adoptions Volunteer & Foster Human
This post is part of a series on fostering shelter animals. 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.
How long have you been fostering: 10 months
How many animals have you fostered: 15 (One 6-mo old puppy, two mama cats with eight kittens and three other kittens and one 2-yr old cat)
What type of place do you live: I live in a rowhouse
Bethe: What made you decided to foster, and how did you get connected with Washington Humane Society (WHS)?
Kristina: For the first foster it was summer and I could see myself taking a foster dog for walks. WHS has a tricked-out camper van (Adopt Force One) which I saw a year earlier at a local grocery store, so that’s how I knew of WHS.
Bethe: What has been the most rewarding part of fostering for you? And on the flipside, the most difficult?