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  • Pima Animal Care Center launches first foster care program

    Mar 28, 2014 | Read More News
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    Foster care programs are crucial in helping homeless pets have another chance at finding homes.none

    By nursing pets that are still too young to go up for adoption or that are recovering from illness or injury, foster homes help those pets become stronger and more adoptable.

    Now that Pima Animal Care Center has a dedicated shelter veterinarian who can serve as a resource for foster volunteers, we are launching our first foster program!

    We’re currently looking for the key ingredient for a successful program: Caring homes. Why should you consider fostering?  It’s a great way to get your temporary “fur fix” without having the long-term commitment of owning a pet. And you’re actually helping multiple animals, since caring for an animal outside of the shelter frees up more space inside the shelter for another pet.

    The program is flexible.  As the County’s only open-admission shelter, taking all animals regardless of age or condition, we have everything from tiny orphans to seniors, nursing mothers and pets recovering from surgery, so we can find a pet that will work with your schedule and lifestyle.

    And if fostering isn’t right for you, but you’d still like to help, we would be incredibly grateful for donations of milk replacer, puppy and kitten kibble, and pâté-style canned food for our young pets in foster care. Check out our Amazon Wish List for needed items.

    Please call 243-5987 or email jgallick@pima.gov if you’re interested in attending an orientation or learning more about this rewarding program.