Emergency Fosters can be the difference between life and death when shelters are full.
In addition to taking injured, abused, and senior pets from local high-kill animal shelters, we have expanded our efforts to include Re-Homing Assistance in the Inland Empire of Southern California and surrounding areas for families who can no longer keep their dogs.
When a person phones us panicked, “I have to give this dog up today!” – we do our best to be there for them.
Crisis moments come all hours of day or night; and we help, if at all possible.
We receive numerous calls, day and night, from people who can no longer keep their dogs. The majority of the time we receive these calls our own Sanctuary is already over capacity. It is still our heart’s desire to help these dogs, and to prevent them from being abandoned at a kill shelter or worse. These dogs are family pets who are being displaced through no fault of their own. Even if we do not have space to take in the dogs at our Sanctuary, we work tirelessly to list them on our website, Petfinder, Adoptapet, and throughout our adoption network, in order to try to re-home them as quickly as possible. We prioritize these dogs even over the dogs at our own Sanctuary because they are in the most immediate danger.
In some cases, the existing owners are able to keep the pet while we arrange a new home. Sadly, in most cases the owners have waited until their crisis has become an emergency, and they cannot keep the pet while we try to re-home it. We often only have days to try to save these pets lives before they are left at a kill shelter. When kill shelters are full, it’s often owner surrendered dogs that are euthanized as the shelter has no obligation to wait a certain number of days to allow the owner to claim it. Or if the owner surrendered pet is young and cute then the shelter may choose to euthanize another dog in it’s place to free up space (and still there is no guarantee the owner surrendered pet will not be euthanized).
We are seeking to build a network of Emergency Fosters. Fosters that can take in dogs from these emergency situations. The majority of these cases are short-term foster situations. Just long enough for us to either find them a home or until we can free up space in our Sanctuary to be able to take them in. If you are interested in joining our Emergency Foster Network, please fill out the form below.