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Life and Death Need: Local Rescue Calls for Fostering Help

Pawmetto Lifeline is in desperate need of help in its mission to save the lives of dogs and cats, and you can give that help without adopting an animal or spending money.

The no-kill animal rescue needs individuals and families to join its Foster Program and provide a temporary, safe, and loving environment for puppies and kittens.

fosteringThe organization’s facility is nearly full and local municipal shelters are completely full. The biggest need is for people willing to foster the puppies and kittens that are too young to survive at the shelters.

“These young puppies and kittens’ immune systems are not strong enough to keep them healthy at the local shelters,” said DeeAnn Jones, Pawmetto Lifeline’s Foster Director. “They are extremely susceptible to disease and that is why we need people to agree to care for them in their own homes.”

Because of the sheer numbers of newborn animals in spring and summer, local municipal shelters typically do not have the resources to care for them. Without a foster home lined up so that Pawmetto Lifeline can facilitate their rescue, puppies and kittens are often euthanized in the local municipal shelters.

Pawmetto rescuers say a spare bathroom or a guest room, can serve as a perfect temporary place for one or two (or a litter) of puppies or kittens to grow strong and healthy, and save their lives.

Pawmetto Lifeline’s Foster Program provides temporary homes until arrangements can be made for a permanent placement (transportation to another no-kill rescue or adoption to a local family). Pawmetto Lifeline provides all food, supplies, medical care, and support/training for those fostering animals.

More information on the program is available here. Those interested in fostering can contact Jones at djones@pawmettolifeline.org or at (803) 465-9175.


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