Emergency Short-Term Foster Heroes Needed Now!

Posted on March 13, 2020
Posted in Blog, Pet Placement Program

We are calling out to our community to get as many animals as possible out of our shelter right now. Due to a high volume of intakes and a low volume of foot traffic and adoptions, we have an emergency need for short-term fosters for all of the animals at Suncoast Humane Society. Short-term can be a couple of weeks, one week, a few days, or even a 1-2 night sleepover. We will work with interested individuals and families to agree on a time frame that will work for them and for the animal.

Fostering gives displaced animals a wonderful opportunity to get out of the kennels, decompress, or just have an opportunity to be in a less stressful environment for a bit. Time spent outside of the shelter is proven to help animals to better adjust to time in the kennels. Fosters Save Lives! Fostering, either short-term or long-term, helps us be able to know the animals better too, which helps potential adopters find their match. What we see in the kennels is, more often than not, not what we see out on a play date, a sleep over, or in a family home.

If you are interested in becoming an emergency short-term foster, please call us at 941-474-7884. To be a long-term foster parent, please complete our application online HERE.

A message from our Executive Director, Maureen O’Nell


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