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  • Writer's pictureShannon McKinzie

May Is National Foster Care Month

May is National Foster Care Month, and you need to help animals by fostering them. If you already have one and don’t want to bring another one home, you can become a pet foster parent. By fostering cats, you can help them find a loving home.

Importance of Fostering Cats

When you take pets from shelter home to foster homes, it provides them nurturing and relaxed environment. Moreover, it gives a better indication to potential adopters about how pets will behave in their homes. Cats become less fearful of humans once they get out of the shelters. There are plenty of good reasons for fostering cats, such as:

· Increases Chances of Adoption

When animals are in foster care, they’re at their best. When cats are in foster care, they learn and adopt essential habits for indoor living. New pet owners won’t have to teach these habits, so they prefer to adopt cats from foster homes.

· Keeps Them Healthy

Like humans, cats need a nutritious diet and plenty of exercises to stay fit. In foster homes, cats can stretch and keep themselves active. Moreover, they’ll have more diversity in foods that will ensure that they get all the needed nutrition.

· Saves Lives

When you foster a pet, you save a life. Moreover, fostering a pet means that you will free up space for another pet. It will prevent shelters from getting overcrowded.

Benefits of Fostering Cats

Fostering cats is beneficial for both people and cats. So, in National Foster Care Month, let’s discuss the benefits of fostering cats.

· Improves Your Health

It doesn’t matter whether you adopt cats from a shelter, breeder, or foster home; they provide many health benefits. They can be great companions and help you get rid of loneliness.

· You’ll Get a Perfect Pet

When you adopt a cat from a foster home, you’ll get a well-trained cat. You don’t have to spend much time on training and essential teaching habits. Moreover, you’ll get valuable advice from foster home employees.

· Cats Get More Attention

When cats get more attention, it helps them relieve stress. Moreover, increased socialization is good for their physical and mental health. As a result, their adoption chances are increased.

· Helps Control Population

Fostered kittens are spayed and neutered, so it helps control the population. As a result, you can save more lives.

· Creates Space for Other Pets

When you foster cats from shelters, it creates space for other animals in need.

So, these are the benefits of fostering for both people and cats.

How to Celebrate National Foster Care Month?

May is National Foster Care Month, and you can celebrate it in the following ways:

· Educate people about the importance of foster care. Ask people to consider foster care if they resources.

· Spread the word on social media with the hashtag #fostercare.

· Donate to foster homes and save lives.

· Wear official ribbons and pins and spread awareness.

So, this is how you can celebrate National Foster Care Month.

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