L.A. Animal Shelters Offer Short-Term Fostering Over The Holidays

For a limited time, you can take a pet home from any Los Angeles city shelter for just a couple hours to a couple of weeks.

L.A. Animal Services said in a news release that the short-term foster companion program will run until January 10 and is aimed at easing overcrowding and helping socialize shelter animals over the holidays.

The agency also hopes that this program will give pets a better chance at adoption.

If you want to take an animal for just a few hours, which is known as a Furry Field Trip, all six city shelter locations will have pre-selected animals to choose from.

“Even if you only spend a few hours with one of our pets on a Furry Field Trip, the socialization and love that you provide can make a huge difference in helping companion animals find loving homes,” L.A. Animal Services General Manager Brenda Barnette said in a statement.

To get involved, fill out a foster application, visit one of the city’s six shelters and ask to speak with the foster coordinator. For more information, click here.

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