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BECOMING A FOSTER CARE PROVIDER

WE DESPERATELY NEED YOUR HELP!

Fostering is very important to the Anderson County Humane Society.   At the moment, we have no facility and depend solely on the help of concerned and generous people.  Everything we do is out of our own homes or Foster Homes.  We had an office at one time, but decided to spend that money on the needs of the animals (and wisely, I might add, with the amount of animals that cross our paths daily).

Fostering can be such a joyful experience, even in letting go.   When you find that perfect home for this neglected, abused or abandoned animal, you get to see such light in their eyes as well as the new owners eyes.  Finding that perfect home can sometimes be a little long in coming and may take some patience, but it does happen more often than you might think.

We ask you to please consider becoming a foster home, if not for us, but for the love you can give to a very appreciative animal and the person or family who will come to love and cherish it as much as you did while it was in your care.   Remember, a foster home can be a life-line for an animal! 

If you would be interested in becoming foster parents, please call the hotline to get in touch with us at (864) 225-9855 or email info@achsonline.com

  • PLEASE NOTE:  WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE THE ADOPTION OF AN ANIMAL TO ANYONE DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES AND YOU WILL BE HEAVILY SCREENED.  WE WANT TO PLACE OUR ANIMALS IN THE BEST SITUATION POSSIBLE, AS MOST OF THEM HAVE BEEN PREVIOUS STRAYS.
  • ONCE APPROVED AS A FOSTER PARENT, YOU ALSO HAVE THE RIGHT TO DECLINE FOSTERING ANY ANIMAL.  THIS IS AN ALL VOLUNTEER PROGRAM AND WE WANT OUR FOSTER FAMILIES TO BE HAPPY WITH THEIR CHOICE TO FOSTER, NOT OVERWHELMED WITH TOO MANY ANIMALS OR TAKING ON ANIMALS THEY ARE NOT COMFORTABLE WITH.

A Story from a Foster Parent:

"Just An Average Day"

By:  Marianne Lyles

I have a quite a family - "a zoo" - last count 17 dogs and 2 cats.  It didn't start our that way, but over the years of fostering animals, many have stayed.  Some due to special needs, some that suffered severe abuse and could never be placed for adoption, and others because that "perfect family" just hasn't found them yet.  No matter the number, there is never a dull moment at the zoo.  Sometimes just coming home is a challenge.  You never know what to expect.

I have to say for the most part and for the number of animals, I have had very few incidents.  Everyone gets along well with others and all seem to know that they have to live in harmony as part of our family.  However, every now and then someone acts out.

Recently, when I returned home from a strenuous day at the office, upon unlocking the door I stepped into a whirlwind world of shredded papers, strewn trash, scattered dry food, toy fluff, dirty paw prints, and ten grinning innocent faces with wagging tails.  It seems my rescue whippet, Happy Boy, had opened the door and let everyone outside in the fenced backyard in for a nice game of romp and play.  As I looked around in dismay at their created playground, I had to laugh.  Paper was shredded, trash was strewn, dog food was scattered, toys were torn apart, bread was missing from the counter, and dirty paw prints were every where.  This was the biggest mess I have ever seen, but oh the fun they must have had.  You know, it is really hard to be mad when you have ten puppies jumping in glee so glad to see you and so proud of their handiwork.  I just sat down in the middle of their "playground" and hugged everyone and thanked God for having each of them.   They are all so special to me and no matter the "mess", they are all well worth it giving me love and joy that fills my soul with happiness.

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If you have a special story that you would like to share with us, send it as well as a picture to the Anderson County Humane Society, P.O. Box 2262, Anderson, SC   29622.  We would love to include you on our website!

 

DID YOU KNOW...

About 12,000 unwanted pets were taken to the Anderson County Animal Shelter last year.  About 65% are euthanized, most due to lack of space to hold them until homes can be found.

 

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Anderson County Humane Society

P.O. Box 2262

Anderson, SC  29622

(864) 225-9855

 

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