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Foster families save lives

At any given time, there are more than 100 animals living at the Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County. These animals are part of our pack – meaning that we have to care for them as individuals and a group. For example, to protect the health of every animal in the shelter, all of our animals must be vaccinated against the same diseases. To determine whether an animal is having digestive issues or if there is a stomach virus spreading through the shelter, we feed our animals the same food. This is an important part of shelter animal health monitoring and management. However, specialized care is required for puppies, kittens and animals with unique medical or behavioral circumstances. Assimilating as part of the shelter pack isn’t always possible for them. In these instances, we rely on our network of foster families. Foster families serve as temporary caregivers for our animals. The work they do is as unique as the animals they house. Families that care for newborn kittens provide 24/7 care, ensuring they are fed by bottle every two... Read More

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