2 years ago today I brought home my very first foster, Mamie. She was a beautiful blue pit from Dekalb Animal Services and was the perfect learning experience for me on how NOT to introduce female dogs. She was adopted about 5 weeks later and I still get to see pics and updates about her because she and her fur brother have their own Facebook page.
Two years later, 41 fosters later, I am deeply involved in fostering now, I am a Special Needs foster for Angels Among Us Pet Rescue, I'm a Coordinator on the Transports Team and training to join the Intakes Team. It's all volunteer work, unpaid, like hundreds of other volunteers in Angels Among Us and thousands of fosters elsewhere. Some days it's not easy. I have good days and bad... the bad days usually consist of coccidia or puppy litter poop, but mainly just human cruelty. I have cried at the graphic injuries caused by humans, either at their hands or by neglect. I have nurtured, held, fed, soothed, taught, and been the voice that many of God's creatures deserve. And I don't regret one minute of it. It has brought me a sense of purpose, and many precious friendships with others that share my same need to nurture.
I want ONE of my friends to make a decision today to join me on this beautiful journey. Foster. Volunteer. Donate. Hold the broken and abused. Please tell me you're ready to foster. I'd love to share my journey with you. #fostermom #fosterdog #fostertoadopt #angelsrescue #adoptdontshop