“Our foster program is so important because it serves two very important goals. First, for ever pet in foster care, a space is opened to save a second life of an abandoned furry friend. Second, because of the generous nature of our foster volunteers, our pets are able to experience home-life in a real world setting. This helps them to develop their personality, overcome fears they may have from trauma they may have faced in their past. When they find their fur-ever home they are ready for a permanent stay. ” said Jill Rawlins, Executive Director at Homeward Bound.
“It is an honor to recognize the individuals making a difference in their communities and demonstrating the lifesaving impact of fostering pets,” said Susanne Kogut, president of Petco Love. “What they are doing is so powerful. If less than 2% of the 85-million pet-owning households in the U.S. fostered one pet a year, we could eliminate preventable euthanasia in animal shelters nationwide tomorrow.”