By Bethe Almeras, WHS Adoptions Volunteer & Foster Human
Without a doubt, fostering an animal for your local shelter is one of the best things you can do — as an animal lover, a member of your community, and simply as a caring human being. Countless animals are saved across the country via foster programs each year, both the ones that are taken into loving foster homes and the ones that occupy the spaces that have been freed up in shelters. It's a win-win, as they say in business terms. Actually it's a win-win-win, because the people that foster win too. They give and receive love and get the incredible gift of helping animals and making a difference to the mission of the shelter they are serving.
Sometimes, however, a foster fails. And even in their failure, it's a win.