To save lives, we rely on some of our most valuable volunteers – those that foster pets in their homes to get them out of the shelters until a forever home can be found. As we continue to ask our supporters why they are "in,” one of our loyal volunteers, Donovan, offered to talk to us about why he fosters LifeLine shelter dogs.
"I am a volunteer at the Fulton shelter, helping to build dog profiles so we can better match the dogs to adopters. Since I volunteer with LifeLine on a regular basis, I have seen the urgency that builds when the shelters become dangerously overcrowded. None of us want to see healthy animals in our care become at risk because there is just not enough room to keep them safe.
Getting pets out of the shelter quickly during an emergency situation requires speedy coordination with rescue partners and foster volunteers. I have fostered five dogs so far, some for a couple months, others for just a couple weeks. It is always so rewarding to know that I have kept my foster dogs alive until they can safely return to LifeLine or go directly from my home to their forever home!"
"It is amazing to work with everyone at LifeLine. The life of every pet that comes to the Fulton and DeKalb shelters really matters to them. I’m so inspired by their dedication. That’s why I’m in!”
Animal lovers like you and Donovan are vital in our efforts to save every healthy and treatable pet that we take in at our shelters. You can also be "IN" by making a donation or signing up to become a foster parent!