Q: What's one of the best ways to free up space in your shelter?Q: Best way to find out what a dog or cat will be like in a home?Q: Best way to keep anxiety and stress levels low for pets in our care?A: FOSTER CARE! (LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!)
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Thanks for sharing this, Tracy! Here's the link to the American Pets Alive blog post you referenced in case anyone has difficulty reading your screenshots:
American Pets Alive blog post: "Open Fostering: It's Time to Make Fostering Inclusive"
Animals are an important part of our lives. They are our best friends, teammates, confidants and companions. They get us moving when we don't feel like moving, help us smile when we don't feel like smiling. They are there for us, we for them, and the bond we share creates memories that last a lifetime.
For many responsible, loving pet owners, this bond is threatened by larger systemic challenges. Intersecting oppressions and discriminations that impact marginalized populations, create economic disparities which lead to further barriers down the road. These issues can have direct impacts on pet owners' access to, and ability to engage with, pet care.
No one, no matter their circumstances, should be denied the joy and comfort that comes from the human-animal bond.
Urgent Care offers an alternative to surrender, keeping people and their pets together, and furthering the human-animal bond in the community.
Toronto Humane Society is committed to championing and supporting the Human-Animal Bond, and supporting our community of colleagues in animal welfare to do the same. It is through our desire to help strengthen the industry that our team of experts created the Urgent Care Resource Manual to help guide and support like-minded agencies in starting and operating their own Temporary Care Fostering Programs.