It’s National Foster Care Month: Highlighting the ASPCA’s Animal Foster Caregivers

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 1:30pm
It’s National Foster Care Month: Highlighting the ASPCA’s Animal Foster Caregivers

Thanks to the ASPCA’s volunteer animal foster caregivers, our Adoption Center staff has the time and shelter space to help thousands of additional animals find loving homes each year.

In conjunction with National Foster Care Month, we’d like to highlight the work of our volunteer foster caregivers, who create “a shelter outside of our shelter” in their homes for thousands of animals who are not quite ready for adoption. Foster caregivers provide these animals with the time and attention they need to prepare to find forever homes.

Laurette O. is a dedicated foster caregiver who has volunteered with the ASPCA for the past three years. In that short time, Laurette has cared for an amazing total of 56 dogs and cats.

“I just love being able to help animals by offering them a warm, quiet place to stay while they heal, such as if an older cat needs hospice or a mother cat needs a place to nurse her kittens,” Laurette says. “I also like helping to socialize kittens and young cats to better their chances of finding forever homes sooner. I enjoy spending time with all of them and getting to know their individual personalities.”

We’re so appreciative of volunteers like Laurette for their time and dedication to animals in need. To read more tales from ASPCA foster volunteers, check out our foster stories page.

If you live in the New York City area and would like to become an ASPCA foster care volunteer, please email [email protected] and visit our foster care page to learn more. 

Happy pit bull sits next to ASPCA stafferWant to stay up-to-date on the latest stories from the ASPCA's foster caregivers?

Sign up to receive our weekly newsletter, ASPCA News Alert - you'll receive important updates on what's going on and how you can make an impact to save animals' lives!