Become a Foster First Responder and save a life today!
Foster First Responders are short term, emergency response fosters for animals that need urgent placement. This may include animals who are bottle feeding or tube feeding, who require overnight supportive care (like subcutaneous fluids or medications), or who cannot be safely housed at the shelter alone overnight. Our Foster First Responder program is designed to be a short-term foster experience until a more permanent foster home can be found. By taking a vulnerable animal for just 24-48 hours, you are saving a life and giving an animal a second chance!
Text FOSTER to 33222 to sign up for Foster First Responder alerts.
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Testimonials from Foster First Responders
"Being a foster first responder is tough but rewarding. Little lamb and Lewis came to me a little less than a week old. They required bottle feeding every 2-3 hours. This even included feedings through out the night. They had some digestive issues and little colds! With proper care, they recovered!
Hamilton was brought in only being a day old! I was taught how to tube feed (by Hollie and YouTube) .... When I gave him back he was only being bottle fed and was doing great in his short time with me!
Being a foster first responder makes a difference in sweet kittens who wouldn't be able to survive without foster and shelter intervention! It makes the sleepless nights worth it!"
- Ashley, Foster First Responder since 2020
"It’s honestly just SO REWARDING. Knowing that you can be there to help you guys and the animals that need a little bit of extra help to get them through is so rewarding. Even if it’s just for a few nights knowing that you helped them through the most likely “worst” part is the best part.
It’s also a good learning experience. I think my most memorable fosters from FFR would have to be the little bottle babies. It’s a sort of adrenaline rush to see that text sent out or the post go up and knowing that I have to time to help even if it’s just for a few nights. And EVERY TIME I learn something new."
- Meghan, Foster First Responder since 2018