A life behind bars is reality for the hundreds of thousands of unwanted cats and dogs who are left in shelters and pounds every year in Australia. Whilst these shelters may be a refuge in comparison to the abuse and neglect these animals have already endured, it’s not the home that they deserve. Animal shelters and pounds try their hardest to provide these pets with the care and love that they need, but they are overpopulated and overrun which leaves workers exhausted and places incredible stress on shelter facilities. Devastatingly, their solution for this is often euthanasia.
Death row is a very real scenario for these abandoned pets, but fortunately there is something we can do about it. By welcoming a shelter animal into your home as a foster carer you will both change and save their life. The simple pleasures they have been denied like a walk in the park or a lap to sit on will mean that little bit more and allow them to regain confidence and trust in humans. By buying them crucial extra time, you will ensure that your foster pet is adopted and welcomed into the forever home they deserve.
Becoming a carer is easy. Foster to Save recommends the following agencies in the Sydney and NSW area for foster caring:
- RSPCA NSW
- Denise At Paws
- Animal Welfare League NSW
- DCH Animal Adoptions
- Maggie’s Rescue
- Doggie Rescue
Alternatively, you can contact your local vet or shelters and pounds in your area to apply to be a carer. Get in touch today and make sure no tail is left behind!