Loveafoster at MCSPCA!
Cut to 2019! We saved a record 118 dogs through our foster care system, each one with their own story to tell. We are so proud to have amazing and selfless foster families who take a chance on the ones that need it the very most. They are truly the bridge between what was and what can be. Fostering a dog is unbelievably rewarding while also taking the pressure off a busy shelter with finite resources. Foster families work on any training issues over an extended period of time, away from the noise and distractions in the shelter. Fostering also means that the shelter is better able to build a much more accurate and detailed picture of the dog’s temperament and character so that prospective adopters know exactly what to expect.
Dogs that have spent time in foster care are often sought after for that reason!
Sweet Keller was born deaf and blind in a rural part of South Carolina, with little hope of finding a loving home. Our partners at Project Safe Pet contacted MCSPCA to ask if we could find a foster for this beautiful pup who otherwise would be euthanized.
One of our wonderful local foster families, deeply experienced with deaf dogs, made sure this boy got his second chance. Keller is now thriving in his forever home, living his best life on a farm with a human family and canine siblings who love and adore him!
Dear Tulip was noticed on a Facebook post: pregnant and living, as much as you can call it living, in someone’s backyard in South Carolina tied up by a cable with no apparent shelter. We knew we had to help her immediately to save both her life and those of her puppies, so the MCSPCA transported her north to our lifesaving facility in record time.
Tulip soon went into labor, having 7 healthy babies via a C-section birth. Instead of the bleak future they were heading toward, Tulip and her babies are all living content and amazing lives thanks to the MCSPCA and the Loveafoster program.
When we say it’s part of our mission to save lives, we mean it quite literally – especially for a dog like Frenchie. Frenchie was found near dead, presumed to have been hit by a car and lying on the side of the road with a broken leg. When Frenchie was picked up by local animal control she was brought to a shelter where she was found to be pregnant, as well as heartworm positive. With the odds stacked against her, our friends at Project Safe Pet reached out to us and we didn’t hesitate to take this girl into our care.
Frenchie was transported to the Monmouth County SPCA and within days she gave birth to 10 healthy puppies! We’re so lucky to have gotten her just in the nick of time, so her and her pups could be born in a warm foster home and not a cold, concrete floor. In the coming weeks, Frenchie will be seen by a specialist to determine whether her leg can be saved or will need to be amputated – either way, the outcome will be better than what could have been if Frenchie hadn’t been saved from the side of the road.
Our Vogel Veterinary Care Center team has been seeing Frenchie weekly and changing her cast, as well as making sure this mama is staying strong and healthy for her puppies!
Fosters are a key part of our rescue and rehome process. Interested in joining our wonderful network of foster families? We can help you decide if fostering is right for you and your family.
Contact [email protected] today!