Foster Homes Needed
Volunteers are essential in helping sick and injured animals recover before adoption
The Michigan Humane Society (MHS) is seeking animal lovers who want to help save lives through its foster program. Each year, the program is critical in helping thousands of sick and injured animals recover so they can find forever homes.
Foster caregivers provide the direct in-home care for one or more animals during their recovery, and MHS provides all the supplies, veterinary care and medications.
The average stay for an animal in an MHS foster home is two weeks; however, there is a growing need for foster volunteers who can care for animals requiring a longer stay in the home before they are ready for adoption.
Dogs, cats, puppies, kittens or other animals may be placed in a foster home for a variety of reasons including illness, injury and being too young for adoption.
“Michigan Humane Society foster caregivers are an essential to our ability to save more animal lives,” said Marisa Babbitt, MHS Community Outreach Supervisor.
“We always need additional volunteers who can provide in-home care either short-term or long-term to help sick, injured and young animals recover in a quiet environment. With more animals at MHS needing treatment for heartworm disease and post-surgery recoveries, there is also a greater need for longer-term foster care of six to eight weeks or more.”
MHS currently benefits from the support and compassion of 275 foster caregiver individuals and families and averages 150 animals in a foster home at any given time.
Foster caregivers can select the type of animals they want to foster as well as when they want to foster. This flexibility allows them to volunteer when it works within their busy schedule.
MHS asks for a commitment to foster one or more animals at least twice a year.
To become an MHS foster caregiver, call (734) 398-4961 and leave a message with your daytime contact information.