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Why Become a Foster

Fostering gives the animal you take into your home a second chance at life! Shelter animals who are too young, ill or who require more socialization before adoption greatly benefit from being in foster care.  Fostering is a very rewarding experience.

Foster homes bridge the gap and offer the crucial extra time and space needed to prepare a shelter animal for adoption into a forever home. The shelter has a limited amount of kennel space, so when foster families take in pets, they are also helping other orphaned pets by opening up a kennel.

Who Needs Fostering

                                  – Puppies and kittens who are too young for adoption

                                  – Shy, frightened or nervous dogs or cats

                                 – Ill or injured dogs or cats who need a quiet nurturing home to recover

                                  – Nursing moms and puppies/kitten

                                  – Dogs who have been kenneled for too long.

Many times, through no fault of their own, a dog stays at the shelter for too long. Due to the stress of the kennel, they can develop behaviors such as incessant barking, circling, jumping on people, etc. Once they leave the shelter environment, these behaviors many times disappear, thus making them more adoptable.

Foster Qualifications

Ability to provide a safe, loving and stable environment for a foster animal
Over 21 years of age
Expertise with animal behaviors or medical issues is a plus, but is not required
Ability to transport the foster animal to the Yancey County Humane Society should the need arise

Completion of a foster application and approval

What Does the Shelter Provide?

Food       Bedding      Crate      Medical Care      Collar and Leash

Ready to Foster?

To apply to become a Yancey Humane Society foster parent, click here to submit an online application.

You can also download the application and bring it to the Shelter or mail it to this address:

Yancey County Humane Society, PO Box 1016, Burnsville, NC 28714

Please contact the Yancey County Humane Society if you are willing to open your home and your heart to help us save lives. You’ll be glad you did!

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