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  • July 1, 2012

    The Neighs Have It

    After helping local animal control with a heartbreaking horse case, veterinarian Grant Miller was inspired to found CHANGE. The group started small—collecting spare change in water bottle jugs—but now has attracted more than 200 volunteers and rescued more than 75 horses.

  • July 1, 2012

    People Power: Stay Awhile

    Camp K9 in Indiana provides a fun and comfortable place for a varying mix of day campers, grooming customers and foster dogs to romp, rest and play together.

  • June 12, 2012

    Sample: AWA - Treatment Technician Manual

    An all-encompassing manual that includes information for shelter staff and foster volunteers.

  • May 9, 2012

    Samples: Philadelphia SPCA Cat/Dog Foster Applications and Manuals

    Use these sample materials from the Philadelphia SPCA to help you develop your group's own foster materials.

  • May 1, 2012

    People Power: On the Right Track

    The president of a Florida group that finds homes for retired racing dogs discusses the challenges and rewards of helping move hundreds of greyhounds into loving homes each year.

  • November 1, 2011

    The ASV Guidelines in Real Life: The Foster On-Deck System

    This system developed by the Animal Rescue League of Boston allows for the immediate transfer of young kittens to their foster families—while still making sure they get the necessary screenings and care.

  • November 1, 2011

    Show Me the Money: Cat Lady Takes on IRS—and Wins

    A U.S. Tax Court decision emphasizes the right of animal welfare volunteers, especially fosterers, to deduct expenses.

  • July 1, 2011

    Behavior Department: Kitty in Their Hands

    Fledgling fosterers have a lot to learn before embarking on their first kitty-mentoring adventure. In this article, veteran fosterers offer their advice -- and their practical knowledge and experiences are worth their weight in kitten chow.

  • September 1, 2006

    Introductions, Please: Helping Foster Dogs Adjust to Temporary Homes

    Fostering dogs can be a rewarding experience or a disastrous one. It all depends on how well you prepare.

  • September 1, 2006

    Becoming a Foster Parent: Are You Ready?

    Shelters regularly receive inquiries from people who want to foster animals, but the job requires more than just good intentions. In this feature designed for volunteers and potential foster parents, a longtime fosterer provides tips to those interested in becoming temporary caregivers for homeless pets.

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