Foster Parents Needed For Puppies And Kittens

By: Pam Wiese Email
By: Pam Wiese Email

Puppy and kitten season is here and the Nebraska Humane Society needs your help. It’s looking for foster parents for young animals.

When babies arrive, many are too young to be adopted, too young to be separated from mom and too young to be spayed or neutered. For these special cases the NHS calls on foster families, who take the animals from the shelter for quality nurturing in a home environment, but this year those homes are in short supply.

So NHS staff is caring for them at the shelter. The little ones learn to accept handling and that people are fun. They are played with and fed, happily socialized by the time they are 2 months old. At that time they will be spayed or neutered and then ready to be adopted.

With a little space these guys will blossom. It would be better for them than spending four weeks in a kennel and it frees up kennel space for pets ready for adoption. The shelter provides foster parents with everything they will need to take care of the animals, from kitty litter and pans to food, bedding, even towels, plus any medication that might be necessary.

Foster parents provide a loving home and their time. Volunteering for the program is easy. You simply fill out an application at the front desk of Humane Society headquarters at 8929 Fort Street in Omaha or on line at nehumanesociety.org. Foster staff will visit your home to answer any questions before any animals are placed. It's also a great way to experience the companionship and fun of animals on a temporary basis.

The Nebraska Humane Society is open weekends from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekdays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.


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