The Roanoke Valley SPCA is participating in the Petfinder.com national “Foster a Lonely Pet for the Holidays” pet fostering program. Across the country, over 13,000 pet rescue organizations are trying to empty their kennels for Christmas, encouraging folks to invite a pet home for the holidays.
I would do this in a heartbeat if we weren’t hosting a houseful of relatives. I am cringing at the thought of my mother-in-law, who is not a big fan of the most quiet and gentle dogs, meeting Melissa Moo, the dog whose personality is way too big for her slender body.
Come to think of it, if anyone would like to foster a crazed cute greyhound for Christmas, call me.
But I digress.
Here’s the details on the program.
Ann Marie Sweeney, the foster coordinator for the RVSPCA, will answer questions about the program for people interested in making this Christmas a happy holiday for a pet in need. You can contact her at 339-9505 or email@example.com.
Applications will be taken until Wednesday; the goal is have all the fostered pets picked up by noon on Thursday.
Fostered pets need to be returned to the RVSPCA between Dec. 30 and Jan. 2.
The RVSPCA will provide all needed supplies and support to the temporary families. View the adoptable the pets online at www.rvspca.org, or visit the shelter to meet the pets.