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Meet Finn and Sandy! Two friendly female felines who have been enjoying all the comforts of a home with a foster family…

Posted by Friends of North Central Shelter – Los Angeles Animal Services on Friday, September 28, 2018

Benefits of Fostering

LA Animal Services Foster program is for kittens, puppies, cats and adult dogs. As long as you can give some love and time to these orphaned animals, any animal you take in will benefit from foster care! If you’d like to become an LA Animal Services Foster, please fill out a Foster Application, visit your nearest LA City shelter, and ask to speak to the Foster Coordinator who can get you started. It will be a labor of love that will leave you with great memories to cherish long after your foster animals have been placed into permanent loving homes.

  • Orphaned kittens and puppies.
  • Underaged, self-feeding kittens and puppies (4 – 8 weeks old).
  • Mother cat or dog with nursing kittens or puppies.
  • Shy or fearful animals who need socialization.
  • Healthy older adult animals (who are usually already house trained) who could benefit from home care—especially in the spring and summer when the youngsters are getting the attention.

We believe that the animals who enter our shelters deserve to have the best possible chance at finding a loving home of their own. A foster parent has one of the most important jobs at the shelter. Foster parents make sure our animals get the home care and attention they deserve as they wait for adoption. As a foster parent you’ll not only save the lives of animals in your care, but you’ll give other animals coming into the shelter the space they need. If those aren’t enough reasons to become a foster parent, consider these:

  • Foster animals are temporary companions offering their love freely.
  • You’ll be helping to socialize a shelter animal so they become more adoptable and better companions.
  • You can put that spare bedroom to good use.
  • You’ll delight at the smiles on the faces of the family that adopts your foster animal and possibly make new friends along the way.
  • Fostering helps you explore many different breeds of dogs and cats to help you decide which traits you’d like in your next companion animal.
  • If for some reason you can’t keep a full-time companion animal, fostering for short time periods is an ideal solution.
  • You’ll know that you’re making a huge difference in the lives of your fosters.

To become an LA Animal Services Foster, fill out a our Foster Application, visit your nearest LA City shelter, and ask to speak to the Foster Coordinator who can get you started.

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