Austin Pets Alive! has 671 pets in foster. This amazing number made us wonder… what makes people foster? What drives them to take in a life, love it, care for it, feed it, train it, and then go through the inevitable heartache of letting go…
For most, it’s the simple fact of saving a life, for some it’s the feeling of joy and pride at helping a dog, severely ill with distemper, come back from the brink of death to take its second chance at a happy life, many are enthralled by the magic of a momma cat acting as a surrogate mom to abandoned kittens, some foster to carry on the legacy of a their own rescue pet who was also considered “unadoptable” and just needed someone to believe in it.
We’d like to ask our outstanding fosters why they foster. It may seem like a strange thing to ask, why would we even dare question them! But, the answers just make it even more obvious why fostering can be one of the most rewarding events of anyone’s life.
Why do you foster?