Animal shelters ask for foster families amid COVID-19 pandemic

Posted at 10:06 AM, Apr 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-11 11:12:18-04

MILWAUKEE — Due to the coronavirus pandemic, shelters have had to cancel public adoption events. As a result, fewer pets are being adopted out even as animals continue to come in.

This is putting a lot of work on not only the staff but on the animals as well. With many families currently facing extended periods of time at home due to COVID-19, local shelters are in need of pet fosters.

Here are a few tips when it comes to fostering a pet:

  • Consider your time: Be ready to devote 30-60 minutes a day to pet care, walks, etc.
  • Consider your space: Many breeds, larger ones especially, need a lot of room to run and play.
  • Consider your family: If you have young children at home, a puppy may be a handful. A grown dog with a calm temperament might be a better choice.

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