Many shelters and rescue groups are directly in the path of Hurricane Harvey. At 911fosterpets we have a database of over 30,000 pets looking for foster homes now. By visiting our search page you can type in your zip code and find local pets that need a foster home. There are dogs, cats, and other pets such as rabbits that need a temporary foster home at this time.
Even if you don’t live in an area close to the path of Hurricane Harvey, fostering a local pet still helps.
This will not only save their life, but it will open up a space for the next rescue pet, which may very well be transported in from one of the affected areas. You can learn more about this in our article here on ways to help if you don’t live nearby.
Fostering for one of your local rescue groups is really quite simple. The first step is to reach out to them and fill out a foster application. This will give them a much better background as to who you are and which pet would be a good match for you (for example, if you live in a small apartment without a fenced yard, and you work all day, then an 8 week old terrier mix puppy may not be a good match!) After your foster application is completed and approved, the next step is to find the right match for your lifestyle. Then you get take bring your foster friend home and the fun really begins! From there, the group will stay in contact with you and usually supplies the necessary food, supplies, and vet care for your foster pet. So, what are you waiting for?
To learn more about impacted shelters click here.