Every year shelters across America are faced with the same dilema, too many kittens and not enough space. Wenatchee Valley Humane Society's foster care program is for kittens and puppies who are too young to be placed up for adoption. Foster homes are people who sign up to help the shelter by taking in young animals and raising them until they are old enough for adoption. Foster parents have the option of fostering weaned animals or nursing mothers. Once the animals have reached a proper weight they can be returned to the shelter for adoption or they can stay in their homes and be adopted out through our website. The Wenatchee Valley Humane society provides fosters with food, and other care if needed for the underage animals. There are also some foster care situations that involve animals who are sick or injured. Most often we see dogs who have had an injury that has gone untreated for too long. In these cases WVHS uses Emergency Veterinary Care Funds to treat the animal. These animal need a loving warm safe home while they heal.
by Kelly McGraw,Foster Care Coordinator