COLUMBIA, S.C. (July 7, 2016) – Pawmetto Lifeline, a no-kill animal rescue organization, is issuing a desperate call for individuals and families to join their Foster Program who can provide a temporary, safe, and loving environment for puppies and kittens. The rescue organization’s facility is nearing capacity again and the local municipal shelters are completely full. The public is being asked to step up to foster the puppies and kittens that are too young to survive at the local 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 in spring and summer (especially if they are without their mothers and need frequent bottle-feeding), local municipal shelters typically do not have the resources to care for them. Without a foster home lined up so thatPawmetto Lifeline can facilitate their rescue, puppies and kittens are often euthanized in the local municipal shelters to prevent them from getting sick and suffering.
You have the power to save lives simply by fostering! If you have a spare bathroom or a guest room, then you have a great temporary place for one or two (or a litter) of puppies or kittens to grow strong and healthy. Please join Pawmetto Lifeline’sFoster Program and help us save lives!
Pawmetto Lifeline’s Foster Program is a program in which the public agrees to care for an animal from the local shelter that has been designated for the rescue organization’s adoption program. These pets are fostered until arrangements can be made for a permanent placement (transportation to another no-kill rescue or adoption to a local family). Pawmetto Lifeline’s Foster Program also provides all food, supplies, medical care, and support/training.
Click here to learn more about Pawmetto Lifeline’s Foster Program. If you are interested in joining the Foster Program, please respond today by contacting the Director of Foster Homes by email [email protected] or leave a brief message at (803) 465-9175.
About Pawmetto Lifeline
Pawmetto Lifeline is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit animal rescue organization with a plan to end pet overpopulation in the Midlands through education, legislation, spay/neuter programs, and responsible pet adoptions. Pawmetto Lifeline’s long-term goal is to transform the Midlands into a no-kill community, meaning no healthy adoptable pet is euthanized simply because it is homeless. For more information, please visit www.pawmettolifeline.org.