One of the greatest needs for animal rescue groups is temporary foster homes. Many groups don’t have a shelter and rely on their network of foster homes to care for the animal until it finds its forever home. Organizations that do have shelters frequently need foster homes for very young kittens or puppies and special needs animals or when their shelter is full. Click here for a previous story on becoming a foster pet parent.
From time to time I will feature pets in the metro Atlanta area that need a foster home. One of the current “foster pet” needs is Rerun from Furkids. Rerun is on a special diet and Furkids will provide the food. Here is more about Rerun from the Furkids’ Facebook page:
“Hello! Rerun here. How are you? I am a beautiful long haired black and grey smoke kitty! 2011 was the best year of my nine lives as I was rescued from Henry County Animal Control during Thanksgiving. I was one of sixteen rescues, and I am very reserved and laid back! I am really affectionate, love to be brushed, and I will lick you gently if you offer your hand. I get along with people and cats and am well loved by the entire Furkids’ staff.
If you would like more information on fostering Rerun, please contact Furkidsfosters@gmail.com.”
Click here for more information about fostering for Furkids.
Click here to see all of the cats available for adoption from Furkids.
About Furkids (provided by Samantha Shelton, Furkids’ Founder and Director)
“Furkids, Inc., founded in 2002, is a 501(c)3, charitable, non-profit organization that provides a cage-free, no-kill shelter for rescued cats and dogs where they can experience the best care in a loving environment until they are adopted. Each year, Furkids rescues, shelters, sterilizes, rehabilitates, and places hundreds of animals in permanent, loving homes.
Furkids is one of the most successful nonprofit animal rescue organizations in the southeast, operating the largest cage-free, no-kill shelter for homeless cats in Georgia and a no-kill shelter for dogs. Furkids cares for more animals on a daily basis than any other local organization, including the Atlanta Humane Society. Currently, Furkids cares for approximately 600 cats and dogs at the organization’s shelters, adoption centers and in its foster program. During its ten years, Furkids has rescued and altered more than 7,000 animals. The 2011 union of Furkids with SmallDog Rescue & Humane Society expanded operations to include both homeless cats and dogs.”