Humane Society looking for more foster pet parents

Foster parents care for pets for short amount of time without adoption

The Coulee Region Humane Society is asking for your help in caring for its shelter animals.

The humane society opened up its foster pet care program to the public earlier this year and is now looking for more potential foster parents.

They currently shelter 17 dogs, 14 small animals and more than 100 cats, with more animals being brought in every day.

With so many animals and a limited amount of staff, the program aims to help provide those pets the attention they’d otherwise have a hard time getting at the shelter.

“Foster families help us by being sort of secondary to the shelter,” said Alyssa Longhway of the Coulee Region Humane Society. “They agree to take on an animal that maybe has behavioral or medical needs and say, ‘I can hold this animal for X amount of time that you guys need it to recover or work on its issues,’ and we supply all of the materials for that.”

If you’re interested in becoming a foster parent for a shelter animal, you’re encouraged to attend an open house to learn more about the program and submit an application. The event starts at 5 p.m. Friday at the Coulee Region Humane Society and runs until 7 p.m.