LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – The Almost Home Humane Society in Lafayette is overcrowded with cats and dogs. They need people to foster pets and are asking for the community’s help.
“We have been very full with dogs. Just yesterday, we were down to a couple open kennels. So, we put out a plea to try to find foster homes, so we can open up some cage space,” said Executive Director Stacy Rogers.
Rogers said the number of kittens tend to rise this time of year.
“While our cat population might seem lower if somebody came in to look. We have lots of kittens out of the building, just waiting to be old enough to go up for adoption, with more coming in literally every day,” Rogers explained.
Katie Lawrence fosters cats and dogs from the Almost Home Humane Society regularly. She said it is an enjoyable and rewarding experience.
“You bring in animals that just need time out of the shelter or they’re sick and you watch them get better. Then you can watch them go home with someone and have a forever life,” said Lawrence.
Rogers said it is simple to become a foster parent for a pet. All you have to do is stop by the shelter or give them a call.
“There is an application to fill out. The application basically tells us what type of pet you’re interested in fostering. After that, you can come in and you can meet the animals that are available to see who might be a good fit for your household,” said Rogers.
Rogers said it does not cost anything to foster a pet. The humane society provides all the food and supplies for the pet.