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Pet Foster Program

Kittens in CageAnimal Services has a foster program for animals with special needs. The purpose of the foster program is to give animals a chance that might not otherwise have one. It may be a litter of unweaned kittens who need round-the-clock attention, an adult cat with an upper respiratory infection, a dog with an injury, or an animal that simply does not do well in a shelter environment.  Foster homes accept the responsibility for the care and nutrition of their animals with support and guidance from Animal Services. 

Fostering can extend holding periods, increase likelihood of adoption, aid in healing and recovery from injury or illness, reduce shelter crowding and improve socialization between animals and people.  Additionally, fostering a special needs animal is a wonderfully rewarding way to assist Animal Services with the many challenges the organization faces on a daily basis. 

If you are interested in learning more about our foster program or becoming a foster home, email us or download the Foster Application and return it to Rochester Animal Services at 184 Verona Street Rochester, NY 14608.




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