What Our Foster Parents Say
I foster cats because seeing a scared animal learn how to trust the touch of a human is one of the most rewarding feelings in the world. I open my home to fostering so each animal that comes into my house can learn what unconditional love is. Although their life may have started out in a scary place living on the streets, I have the ability to show them the next chapter in their life will not be scary but full of love and affection. We care for them as our family and cry happy tears when we find them their forever home.
Side note: I open my home to pregnant moms because I know how hard it is to raise a family. And being alone on the streets without any help must be a horrible feeling. Rescuing a mama and telling her that she’s going to be okay and that my girls and I will help make sure her babies are healthy and happy is very rewarding. We made a difference in the lives of an animal that doesn’t have a voice. We were able to give a warm and loving home to a mama in need.
I do it because I love to help a great cause and the people all work together to save the animals.
I rescue animals to honor my grandma and grand-aunt who raised me. I joined STH to continue my rescue work and be involved with a group that honored the animals we were trying to help. When someone tells me they would love to foster, but wouldn’t be able to give them up my response is I receive more joy in knowing I got an animal out of a shelter to care and love them until they find a loving home of their own. My reward are the photos, emails and messages from the new owners with stories of their new found companion.
I am proud to belong to an organization that puts animals first. I have personally seen the special and sometimes costly rescues that STH has taken without hesitation. I have the utmost respect for my fellow volunteers and especially the Board members who constantly “do something about it.”
Fostering gives me the satisfaction of knowing I can make a difference in the life of a kitty by getting them out of a shelter, nurturing them to optimal health and then finding them a loving home.
I foster because there are so many great animals in shelters that don’t get the chance to be seen. I’ve watched defeated dogs make a 100% turnaround in their personality because of the change in environment from the shelter into a home. I once fostered a cat found as a stray with a horrible eye infection and infested with fleas, confined in a small cage in a shelter. We cleaned him up and healed him. Now adopted, he lives with a loving family that spoils him rotten.