Sometimes the greatest gift you can give an animal is time, love and a place to call home—even if only for a short while. The Arizona Humane Society currently is seeking foster homes for sick, injured or very young animals.

When you become an AHS foster hero, you are giving a second chance to an animal who needs temporary respite from the shelter as they heal from injury or illness. Fostering is an amazing way to help save animals, and you can involve the whole family. The animal might be with you for a few days, or a few weeks, depending on its needs, before being ready to be placed up for adoption at the AHS shelter.

In addition, you can select an animal to foster from the Project Active Duty Program, which allows loving pet owners leaving for a tour of duty to entrust their pets with AHS, providing not only peace of mind during their deployment, but comfort knowing that when they return, their pet will be waiting for them. For foster families, these are longer-term placements, but the animals are generally in good health and already house trained.

To open your home and become a hero to these needy pets, register for the upcoming Foster Hero Volunteer Orientation, set for 12-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10 at the Sunnyslope Campus, 9226 N. 13th Ave. To register or for more information, call 602-997-7585, ext. 1040, or visit




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