🐾 Calling all animal lovers! Did you know that it's Foster A Pet Month? 🎉 This wonderful month shines a spotlight on the incredible act of fostering and its impact on animals in need. Fostering goes beyond just saving lives; it creates temporary havens filled with love and care for pets patiently waiting for their forever homes. To commemorate this special occasion, we're thrilled to share the heartwarming stories of three exceptional foster carers (with three separate blogs) who embarked on their incredible journeys. So, let's dive right in and be inspired by how they've made a difference, one furry friend at a time!
Stray Cat Rescue
MA: What inspired you to become a foster carer for pets, and what do you find to be the most rewarding aspect of fostering animals?
SCR: Being able to save animals on a day to day basis, there’s nothing more rewarding. Personally for me it’s when we find them there home, that first meeting is so special and it’s when I really feel like we’ve changed their whole world!
MA: Fostering pets can be a rewarding and fulfilling experience, but it can also be challenging. What advice would you give to someone who wants to start fostering pets, and what qualities do you think are important for a successful foster carer to have?
SCR: It’s not all sunshine and rainbows. You will lose animals especially if you begin fostering the sick/stray cats. But you have to remember that you gave them a safe space during their last days and did everything you could to save them and that in itself is a wonderful thing.
MA: What have been some of the most memorable experiences you've had while fostering animals?
SCR: Having Sylvester, he was handed into the vets with a large abscess, severely underweight and his owners had given up on him. He’d have been put to sleep if his fosterer Cris didn’t step in. He’s now living his best life with his fur siblings in a nice warm home and has made a full recovery!
MA: Last question, anything else you would like to add?
SCR: If you’d like any advice around fostering or are in the Bedfordshire (UK) area and want to start please reach out to us!
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