Fostering is simple

By Shan Robinson

It’s just before dawn and cold. I’m standing in a parking lot in a rural area, feeling like a Secret Agent. I have my Spy-oh-scope, otherwise known as a cell phone, and my Emergency escape vehicle, otherwise known as Old Blue. And I’m on a Mission – to save lives.

Suddenly the parking lot is full of other vehicles. And barking. And whining. And grown women who will miss the pups crying, because today is Freedom Ride Day. Eleven abandoned pets from Webster Parish are going North to live Happily Ever After. And another 40 will go next week. How does this happen?

Fostering. We’ve seen it on the local news – parents arrested and small children being herded from their home by first responders, their belongings hastily stuffed into a trash bag. If they’re lucky, they’re headed for a loving group of relatives or a wonderful foster home. Most are not that lucky. 

Same thing with abandoned or neglected pets. If they are in crates at the vet or a boarding facility, waiting for their turn to go North, it will take them longer to be socialized and begin their lives in new homes. If they are lucky enough to be fostered, they can be adopted by a loving family almost at once. 

Fostering is simple. LaMa Animal Rescue provides food, medical care, and all supplies. You provide love, attention, and playtime. For more information, please visit our Facebook page. 

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