I usually try not to post from work because I respect my employer.
However…my shelter, Washington Humane Society, just took in 20 cats from an eviction. It’s kitten season and we just got 20 more cats. We’re open access, not no kill. Do you start to guess why I’m breaking my “don’t post during work hours” rule?
WHS is looking for short-term fosters asap. You would not be fostering one of the new 20, we’re holding those in the shelter for 7 days before even considering putting them in foster care. You’d have one of the 20 we need to move from the shelter to make room for those new cats. I love my shelter for being open access and for trying to desperately hard to find fosters when situations get tight like this.
Here is their blog entry about it: http://washhumane.typepad.com/blog/2010/06/feline-fosters-needed-asap.html
The coordinator has said that she’s willing to “deputize” fosters because the need is so great right now. Please, if you’re in the area and aren’t already fostering, think about it. If you’re unable to take any in (fostering, out of area, allergic, I respect your reasons), talk to your friends in the DC area, please. I can’t take any with Toby still healing (vet said one reason for his thing might have been stress, like one commenter said) and Keen the way he is and it being a studio apartment but I have to at least go and ask people for help.
I’m certain that enough foster homes can be found if people just keep passing the word.