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Saturday, December 9, 2023

Fostering a pet over Thanksgiving could be first step to finding new home

“Let a Pet Be Thankful: Foster One for Thanksgiving” is the theme at Sumter County Animal Services this holiday. With around 150 cats and dogs, the need to find homes is profound. If you’re thinking about a pet but not sure you’re ready to make a full-time commitment, just want to have a trial run, or even just to give a pet a nice home for a few days, Sumter County Animal Services (SCAS) is looking for holiday fosters so that our animals can have a happy, cozy holiday in a home instead of at the shelter. Of course, adoption is even better.

If you are simply fostering an animal for SCAS, the dog or cat will still be available for adoption by the public (if they’ve already been neutered and vaccinated) and visible on the Petfinder page. Ideally, SCAS is looking for dogs and cats to be fostered by Wednesday, Nov. 22 and kept until at least Nov. 27. SCAS is closed Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23, as well as Friday, Nov. 24.

Pets can provide comfort, especially to those who need a friend of furry companion around the holidays. Holidays can be a trying time for many, especially for those who recently lost a spouse. A dog or cat can help fill that void and you will be doing them a favor as well.

If interested in fostering a pet, go to https://www.sumtercountyfl.gov/foster.

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