Northumberland Animal Shelter issues call for foster companions

Dogs or cats don’t know why or how they end up in an animal shelter. They just know they are no longer foraging for food, water and seeking shelter. Some may now feel safe as they no longer endure abuse or starvation. Some may wonder why they are no longer with a family who had no choice but to surrender them due to hardship.

The Northumberland County Animal Shelter’s function is to care for the many homeless dogs and cats across the county, reported Karen Williams. All receive excellent care, daily dog walks or time in the outdoor play yards. A wonderful group of dedicated volunteers enrich the lives of the animals during their stay by providing companionship, exercise, and much needed affection.

As good as the care they receive at the shelter is, it is still a noisy, scary and stressful environment for these animals. That’s where foster companions come in….

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