WHS: 20 Cats Need 2-Week Foster Homes Starting Now

8:27 PM, Jan 16, 2013   |    comments
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WASHINGTON, D.C.  (WUSA) -  Can you welcome a cat or two for a two-week visit? Twenty cats at the Washington Humane Society are seeking temporary foster homes before they head to Massachusetts.

The cats, all of whom will ultimately be cared for by the Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society, need to be in a home environment for two weeks before they're transported, a requirement of Massachusetts state regulations. WHS's adoption centers are filled, so the partnership with Dakin Pioneer Valley will get the cats into their forever homes more quickly.

To help the cats get on their way, WHS is in immediate need of volunteers who can house two or more cats for the next two weeks.

Cats can be picked up from the New York Avenue Adoption Center starting Thursday, January 17, and should be returned the morning of Thursday, January 31. At that point, the cats will take the drive up I-95, chauffeured to Massachusetts, where they'll make their way to their much-anticipated loving homes.

If you are available to temporarily foster cats, please email Jenny Wright ASAP at jwright@washhumane.org.

Think you can handle feline house guests for two weeks now, or maybe longer for other pets also in need of a temporary home? Visit WHS's page on fostering at www.washhumane.org/foster.

And unlike human house guests, foster cats won't leave towels on the floor, hog the remote, eat all the snacks or expect to be entertained. They're just happy to get a preview of the home environment they so long to enjoy.

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