Through Animal Humane Society's foster program, thousands of animals have received special care before getting a second chance at life. More than 2,000 animals who come to AHS each year need foster care before they are ready to find new homes, and this need continues to increase.
Foster volunteers care for:
- Animals too young for adoption
- Pregnant animals and nursing mothers with litters
- Animals who require supportive health care or post-surgery recovery
- Animals who need temporary homes while their owners escape domestic violence
The food, medication, kennels, toys, and other basic supplies you will need are provided, along with training and care instructions. Vet techs and behaviorists can also offer their help if needed.
Fostering is an immensely rewarding experience, and it changes animals’ lives in a very direct way. Your act of kindness is repaid in rewards that are beyond words.
Animal Humane Society shelters are located in the Twin Cities metro area of Minnesota, applicants must live within 60 miles of one of our shelter sites to be considered for volunteering in this role.