If you can open your home to a dog in need, you’ll save more than just his life. Every foster placement frees up desperately-needed shelter space during this high-intake period. Even just a little time can make a huge difference.
Lorena Wilson’s heartbreaking plea called out on our East Falls “Rants” page,
“My rescue is in need of small dog fosters! All expenses are taken care of by the rescue if you choose to foster! The shelter is full and killing healthy adoptable dogs every day. If you can help please message me or contact salfidrescue.org for an application!”
Salfid Rescue depends on fosters and volunteers to clear room in already-overcrowded shelters, and buy time for pets to find forever homes. They’ll pay for food, toys, vet bills — everything. All these dogs need is your love and a warm spot to curl up for a little while…
TRUE STORY: Kill shelters don’t work. They’re a cruel, lazy solution to animal control problems many other Western countries have learned to manage without euthanasia. Extermination is not a “necessary evil” of the pet industry, and actually there’s already a plan laid out that greatly reduces the number of unwanted pets.
Countries like Germany and Australia are leading the way with programs that prove the effectiveness of education, sterilization, and re-homing. Foster plays a huge role in saving lives worldwide, and connecting humans with their animal soul-mates.
Here in Philly, all kinds of dogs seek foster homes — big ones, little ones, purebreds and mutts. Puppies, seniors, dogs in transition, dogs left behind. Practically anyone can foster; Salfid Rescue provides all kinds of support, plus they host special events where you can be a part of finding your foster’s forever family.
Salfid Rescue has placed hundreds of dogs in the area, and their good work has even been featured on Action News. If you’ve been on the fence about fostering, or are interested at all in rescue, please consider reaching out to Salfid today, while the need is so great this time of year.
Volunteers also sought! If you can’t commit to full-on fostering, consider providing short-term “respite care” for fosters, or transportation for vet trips and adoption events. Or help out at their kennel in Souderton, PA.
Donations, too! Salfid’s website features a variety of ways to give — including an Amazon Wishlist (use AmazonSmile so a portion of your purchase goes back to Salfid). Bark Box will give 10% to Salfid when you buy. Salfid’ll also take blankets, towels, toys, food… any dog items, really, new or used.
Or buy a magnet — just $6 thru PayPal. Every penny helps save loving, loyal, adoptable dogs from being “thrown away.”
PS. If you know a local foster family who deserves some love, email us and we’ll follow up with a feature on them (including goodies from local businesses).