Help pets by joining SPCA’s foster program

Published 7:00 am Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Pets. They all need a good home.

But there’s just not enough space in our local shelter to house them all while they wait to find a loving family.

That is why the Pearl River County SPCA is starting a variation of their foster program, the Animal Ambassador Program.

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Much like a foster home, the ambassador would keep the pet at their home until a permanent family is found.

But instead of caring for an animal that may be too young to adopt, or one that is recovering from an injury or illness, the ambassador would temporarily care for healthy adult pets.

Through this program, the ambassador would be able to get to know the pet, and therefore be able to properly promote the dog or cat as the perfect pet a family has been waiting to adopt.

By using social media, or by simply taking the pet for a walk, people in the community will know this pet is available for adoption, and where to go to meet and possibly adopt them.

This is a great idea to help pets find a forever home, especially since the stress of living in a shelter can cause most pets to hide their true personalities. It’s hard to get to know a cat or dog when they appear frightened, or are on guard. Outside of the practice of having pets spayed or neutered, pet lovers across the county can pitch in further by participating in this program. The Picayune Item feels that every pet deserves a warm home with lots of love and thoroughly supports the creation of this program. This is just one way Pearl River County residents can do their part to ensure every cat and dog finds their forever home.

To become a part of this program simply stop by the Pearl River County SCPA located at 1700 Palestine Road or call Maria Diamond at 601-347-3667.