Foster families are urgently needed by the Delaware Humane Association. The coronavirus hasn’t stopped the need for homeless animals to find food, shelter and their forever families. Using social media to post information on available animals and relying on foster families to provide interim housing, DHA has continued to rescue cats and dogs, giving them shelter, food, medical attention and a pathway to adoption throughout the pandemic. This has meant that in addition to caring for the animals, DHA has been able to adopt out 565 animals, and place 128 cats and 96 dogs in loving foster homes.
The Delaware Humane Association’s Rehoboth center in Midway Plaza is a vital part of this work and has maintained the same level of service it provided before the pandemic hit. Foster families have been a critical part of that work, and now DHA Rehoboth is in need of more foster homes. No experience is necessary to save a life and no other volunteer work is required. All that is needed is a willingness to care for a dog or cat over the weekend, picking the animal up on Friday and returning the foster on Monday. DHA provides all necessary supplies – all foster families need to provide is love and care.
Rehoboth DHA will soon reopen with limited weekday hours and minimal staffing. Foster families hosting animals over the weekends will be essential to success in this next stage of operating during the pandemic. For more information on applying to foster a dog or cat, got to www.delawarehumane.org.