Foster Homes Desperately Needed for Young Animals in India
We’re not sure what’s going on, but in recent months there has been an influx of animals being dumped and abandoned at our Deonar Center in Mumbai, and we desperately need foster homes for many of them — especially for healthy puppies and kittens.
Many cats and dogs of all ages, including moms with litters, have been left outside our center, or abandoned after people bring them into our outpatient department. It’s becoming very problematic, especially when young, healthy animals are left; the hospital isn’t the best place for them and we make every effort to find them foster homes and adopters.
People are often interested in fostering because they get paid, but that’s an added expense and it’s very difficult to find people who have the skills and experience we require.
Our efforts to find adopters are also always ongoing, but it’s also hard to find safe and loving homes. We have a behaviorist come in to help assess and train our puppies to give them a head start, but in the worst-case scenarios sometimes our staff steps up to help by taking animals in themselves.
We’re very excited to have found a few wonderful people to work with and love seeing puppies like Teddy, who initially went home with one of our staff members, now thriving in foster care with other puppies he can play with.
We also have two Persian cats who will soon be with foster families and are hoping to see one of them have their adoption finalized so they can go to their forever home.
If you know anyone in Mumbai who would be interested in fostering or adopting, please spread the word! Anyone wanting to get involved can contact IDA India at +91 98214 34628 or +91 93200 56587 for more info.
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