Take in a foster animal this holiday season

Ponca City Now - December 9, 2013 6:43 am

Some animals are looking for a place to crash.

The Ponca City Humane Society is looking for foster homes for its dogs for about six weeks.

Patricia Amador, Humane Society executive director said the current dog runs are being demolished at the shelter.

“ We got a couple of grants to get new dog runs," Amador said. " It’s going to be state-of-the-art dog runs. It’s going to help a ton with disease control, just overall keeping our animals comfortable as they wait to find forever homes. So, we will not have any dog runs.”

This is about an $80,000 remodel and most of the funding came from grants.

The Peel Foundation granted the largest amount of money at $30,000.

When I spoke with Amador on Friday she told me they have one puppy and 18 dogs looking for foster homes.

Fostering doesn’t cost anything, the Humane Society provides food, medicine, beds, toys and any vet costs.

There are some rules though.

“We do require to find out a little bit of information about fosters," Amador said."Do they own or rent their home, how many other animals, how long are they going to be out of the home, where will they house the animal. Each individual dog has different temperaments, so we will try to match the one dog with the right family or the right person who is going to foster for that time.”

Out of the 19 dogs still waiting for foster homes about five of them are small dogs and the rest are more than 35 pounds.

The Humane Society is currently on an intake hold, however; they will take back dogs that had previously been adopted and didn’t work out.

If you interested in having another house guest for holidays contact the Humane Society at (580)767-8877 or [email protected]


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