Animal fostering is where you temporarily look after an animal in your home, either until it finds a permanent home, or if a wild animal, goes back in to the wild.
Millions of unwanted pets are put to death every year due to being abandoned by irresponsible owners, ending up on death row in council/municipal pounds, and due to people choosing to buy pets instead of adopting those abandoned ones.
There are ‘no kill’ animal rescues that rescue and re-home as many as they can, but there are nowhere near enough rescue places.
By fostering animals you provide another rescue space until the animal is re-homed permanently. So many pound animals are put to death (which is a far from peaceful experience) terrified, depressed and lonely, never having felt the love, comfort and security they so desperately craved. You can help.
Sponsoring also saves lives. You can sponsor an animal, or a rescue space, sometimes called ’emergency boarding’, meaning more animals can be saved from death row pounds.