The Hall County Animal Shelter is looking to grow its foster program, issuing the call for anyone who can lend a little time, space and love to animals in need.
The foster program allows residents to care for animals in the comfort of their own homes, getting them adoption-ready through socialization with humans and, in some cases, other animals. The best part? The Shelter will happily provide foster parents with all the necessary supplies, so it comes at no cost to the foster.
"It's really a win-win for everyone. The animal gets to spend some time in a loving home, the foster gets to love on a four-legged friend, and Shelter staff have a little extra space for other animals in need," said Stephanie List, Hall County Animal Services Program Coordinator.
Fosters can be paired with animals that fit their lifestyle. Whether you're up for bottle feeding a kitten around the clock, or just want a relaxed dog who will sit on the couch and watch TV with you, Shelter staff can find the perfect match for your time, space and family situations.
Currently, there are approximately 20 fosters in the program, List said, with room for about 80 more.
Interested fosters can contact the Animal Shelter at (678) 450-1587, or stop by in person at 1688 Barber Road, Gainesville, for more information.
Fosters are subject to a background check and home inspection.
To see a video about fostering, click here.