DRAPER, Utah (News4Utah) – The Humane Society of Utah (HSU) and the Petco Foundation invited the public to learn more about the lifesaving impact of fostering animals during the Be A Foster event Saturday afternoon.
Summer months are a busy time for animal welfare organizations. There is often an increase in animal intake and demand for services. Many animals are simply in need of a place to stay while they wait for a new home.
Temporary foster car helps save the lives of these animals. “We couldn’t save as many lives as we do without foster volunteers,” said Deann Shepherd, HSU representative. “Foster volunteers help us with provide a safe home where ill or injured animals can recover, baby animals can receive the extra care they need to grow, and shy pets who get overwhelmed in a shelter can stay until they find a home of their own.”
“Fostering can be a fun, educational activity for families and individuals,” said Petco Foundation president Susanne Kogut. “It can teach children responsibility, while providing the lifesaving care animals need.”
The Petco Foundation, has invested more than $200 million in lifesaving animal welfare organizations in communities across the country since 1999.The Humane Society of Utah is dedicated to the elimination of pain, fear and suffering in all animals. The two combine efforts to help people become animal life savers by getting involved.