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Jme Thomas

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  • Magazine Article

    Finessing your foster program

    Foster puppy Betty snuggles with (human) sister Gigi, and Buffalo. The Seattle Animal Shelter has limited space and resources, but operates a highly effective foster program, which Betty seems pleased with.

    A clear, responsive structure will help you help your biggest supporters

    Running a foster program is not easy, but it’s worth it. Such programs help rescues and shelters save those last few animals who could not otherwise be placed, due to medical or behavioral issues or just a lack of time and space. Foster programs save lives, but they have to fit within the organization’s overall mission. If your foster system doesn’t run perfectly and could use some improvements, or if you’re considering starting or expanding your program, this article is for you!

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