Can’t adopt? Save a life by becoming an animal foster through South Plains SPCA


A SECOND CHANCE – Because they were fostered, these kittens, photographed at a South Plains SPCA adoption event this past weekend, were given a second chance to find a “forever home.” Fostering an animal will not only save its life, but better prepare it for a successful adoption.

The South Plains chapter of SPCA (The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) is calling on all animal lovers who have room in their hearts and homes to become a foster!

What does fostering an animal entail? Being a foster means giving a homeless cat or dog a second chance to find a “forever home.” Fostering reduces the amount of time that the animal spends in a shelter and increases the likelihood of a future adoption by better preparing the animal to become a successful family member. It’s an incredibly rewarding experience that you’ll never forget!

These lovable animals come to South Plains SPCA from a variety of situations – usually mothers with newborn litters, young kittens and puppies, and recovering sick or injured animals. Some simply need an attentive caregiver to help socialize them so they’re completely ready to be adopted.

As you care for your foster animal, South Plains SPCA will network to find the best suited permanent home for him or her. South Plains SPCA will also provide the health care for the animal, which includes microchipping, heartworm testing, vaccinations, and spay/neuter procedures, leaving the foster responsible only for feeding, socializing, providing love, and transporting the animal to and from adoption events.

Just this past weekend, an adoption event was held at the South Plains Mall and five animals found their forever homes! Many of these animals would have been euthanized just days before, had they not been fostered through South Plains SPCA.

South Plains SPCA believes that everyone can do something, large or small, to save a life! They rely on fosters, volunteers and donors to help them carry out their mission – to promote the highest standards of animal welfare, educate pet owners and prevent animal cruelty on the South Plains.

Can’t adopt? Foster! And if you can’t foster, South Plains SPCA asks you to consider volunteering. Volunteers are the backbone of the organization and can assist with adoption events, wellness clinics, fund raising efforts, and more! For more information on becoming a volunteer with South Plains SPCA, please email volunteer@spspca.org. They’d love to have you join their team!

For more information on becoming a foster, please email foster@spspca.org or call (806) 445-6317. You can also print a volunteer or foster application at www.spspca.org.

Be sure to check out their Facebook page, Facebook.com/SouthPlainsSPCA, where you can learn about upcoming adoption events and view photos of adoptable animals!

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