When Snow came into our Fulton County Animal Services location, he was covered in demodex mange. He felt horrible and wasn't recovering quickly in the shelter environment.
And although Snow is still looking for his forever family, Snow's life changed forever the day his foster family brought him home from the shelter. Read what Snow's mom had to say about his amazing transformation:
Can you give any details about Snow's background?
He was a stray. He came in with generalized hair loss due to demodex mange. He was underweight. He also got the dreaded kennel cough!
What made you decide to foster him?
I was going to take a break after my last foster, but the shelter was really full and had just gotten several in that had to be single kennels. Snow was taking up a single space and he needed out quickly. The FCAS foster coordinator, Morganne, knew that we would take him because he was so pitiful! One look in those eyes and we knew he had to come home with us.
Can you tell us about your experience fostering for LifeLine so far?
We have fostered a lot of bottle baby kittens, several transport puppies and a couple of grown dogs. All of our fosters have needed special care. Anything from bottle feeding to recouping from surgery. It is a family affair. My kids can take care of the babies just as good as I can!
Has Snow had to overcome any hardships?
Besides his physical ailments, Snow had a lot of fear. He was scared of strangers and wouldn’t walk on a leash. We just took it slowly and practiced patience. Once he started walking on the leash, it is obvious that he had some leash training. He has also learned that not everyone will hurt him and is getting less shy about meeting people! He warms up much quicker now!
What is your favorite thing about Snow?
Wow! That is a hard question! My favorite thing about Snow is when he starts playing and turns back into a puppy! So cute!
What type of family is Snow looking for?
Snow needs an equal amount of playing and snuggling! He might be a little too playful for some cats, but would do great with a doggy friend. He isn’t much of a jogger, but loves walks and hikes! He needs someone who will be patient and help him to learn!
For people looking to foster from LifeLine, what advice would you give them?
I would say to give it a lot of thought and commit to whoever you bring home! When we bring someone in, we know they could be with us a while and we treat them as part of the family. This teaches them stability and makes for a more successful forever home when they are adopted.
It is a hard thing to take care of an animal and then give them up, but the joy of helping that animal get to their forever family way overshadows any sadness!