Published on April 24th, 2020 | by Alicia Silverstone
Hey kind lifers!
I’m sending you all love at this crazy time!
It fills my heart with so much joy to read the headlines about the astonishing companion animal foster/adoption on the rise in some cities. However, it’s also alarming to read about shelters being forced to close their doors (for instance, LA County Animal Shelters are currently closed), combined with the growing unemployment rate which is causing more families to surrender fur babies. So, I wanted to share some helpful resources about fostering or adopting companion animals, if you’re lucky enough to be able to stay home and self-quarantine at this time. Having a companion animal alongside you is a serious gift, always… but especially right now when we could use a joy boost! If you’re not ready to make the leap to full adoption, fostering can be really amazing for both yourself (to build a bond with an animal) but it also opens up space in the shelter for more animals looking for a home, while simultaneously building their social skills. If you’re looking for a fur baby to join your home, temporarily or forever, check out these websites:
- Animal Rescue Directory is very handy, just click on your state, then the closest location to where you live, and it lists tons of local animal rescue organizations
- Adopt-a-Pet is another convenient search engine that pulls up rescue organizations close to your zip code
There are so many amazing buds out there looking for a home! Right now we have two adopted little ones, Tiny and Dixon. We’re hoping to foster some puppies… I’ll keep you posted!
Here’s a quick snapshot of more love bugs looking for temporary or forever homes!
#A5362070 and A5362956 in Carson, California. Learn more!
Spread the word and spread the love! Do you have a companion animal? Leave me a comment below sharing its name and a photo!!
Top Photo by Rajesh Rajput