Fetch – December 2018 – Foster care

The Gift of Foster Care. Sponsor a present under somebody else’s tree!

How does your Rancho Coastal Humane Society still have so many kittens this close to Christmas? That’s an easy question to answer. It’s because of our foster care providers!

Foster Care volunteers at RCHS make it possible for us to transfer mommy cats and dogs with their litters from other shelters. In many cases, the other shelters just aren’t equipped to handle young litters that need round the clock care.

Thanks to RCHS foster care volunteers, these little families stay together until the babies are old enough to be adopted.

The kittens and puppies get the nutrition and parental guidance that helps them grow up to be wonderful healthy, social pets.

We realize that providing in-home foster care for a litter, a pet recovering from surgery, or a pet adjusting to life after an emotional trauma isn’t for everyone. But anyone can support this life saving program.

  • Become a Foster Hero and make a monthly pledge to help us continue saving kitten and puppy litters all year long.
  • Help RCHS and save money by doing business with our Pet Pals. Click here for more information. https://rchumanesociety.org/give/pet-pals/
  • This is an ideal time of year to purchase a brick at the Military Working Dog Memorial at RCHS. You can honor a pet, a person, a business, or the military working dogs and their handlers who have helped to keep us all safe.

Back to that part where we mentioned sponsoring a pet under somebody else’s tree. Petunia and her three newborn kittens were transferred to RCHS from another shelter through the Friends of County Animal Shelters (FOCAS) program. The other shelter wasn’t able to provide the care this little family needed. Thanks to a volunteer foster care provider and your support, Petunia and her babies were able to get the medical care and attention they needed. With Christmas approaching, they’re available for adoption. Thanks to you, they’ll be presents under someone else’s tree.

Just one more thing. How much of a difference are foster care volunteers making? During October and November they provided in-home care for 9 dogs/puppies and 22 cats/kittens who are all now in their forever homes. That’s 31 pets who are alive today thanks to you and your support of Rancho Coastal Humane Society.

For more information visit the shelter at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas, call 760-753-6413, or log on to www.sdpets.org.