PAWS: Foster homes needed and appreciated
If we had room for just one word this week, it would be Peggy. This beautiful, elegant lady may be 11 years old, but her heart is as young as yours. What we’d like to find for Peggy is a foster home where she can spend her golden years being the wonderful, loving companion we’ve come to know and cherish here at the shelter. And don’t let her age fool you: she is full of get-up-and-go — in between naps, that is — and she loves long walks and riding in the car.
Speaking of foster homes, we are in great need of these. They are a very important of the services at our shelter, and we want to thank all the families who have helped us in the past with kittens or special-need dogs. But we need more, so if you’d like to help, please give us a call.
Here’s how it works: the shelter will provide you with all the supplies you’ll need — food, litter, a cat cage, towels and toys. We ask that you, in return, provide a safe environment and lots of love. You can expect to have a mother and her kittens for about 8 weeks. Shelter staff will check in with you to make sure there are no problems or issues that have come up.
Fostering an animal is a great way to see if you and your family are ready to adopt an animal. Many parents find this an excellent way to get their kids involved in sharing the chores of fostering a cat. And our foster kitties come back to the shelter socialized, friendly and ready to be adopted.
We have three candidates right now, and both we and they could use your help.
You’ve met Peggy. Now meet Piper, a young mom with one kitten. She would love to be your guest for the next six to seven weeks along with Parker, her son. She promises she won’t make a mess and will clean up after her son. They will come with their own cat condo, litter, food and toys. They are both very sweet, and we’re sure you will fall in love with them.
Poor Colleen didn’t make the wisest decision when she decided to jump from point A to point B. In fact, her little leap of faith resulted in a broken paw. We are very grateful to the staff at Camden Hospital for Animals for quickly taking her in and getting her all bandaged up. It’s hard for her to move around in her cat condo with the splint on her leg, and what she needs now is to spend a couple of weeks at a quiet home so she can recover. If you can help, please give us a call. We will give you all the supplies you need; you just need to supply the love.
Check out pawsadoption.org and vote for us in the Shelter Challenge. We are listed under our old name, Camden Rockport Animal Rescue League.
Please share our Facebook page with your friends and family. The more people are aware of the shelter, the more we can help the homeless and abandoned animals that are here.
Our wish list: dry and wet cat food and non-clumping litter.
We love our creatures dearly, and we know you will too if you stop in to see us at 146 Camden St. in Rockport. We’re open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, and pawsadopstion.org is never closed. And thank you, as always, for your caring and support.