Animal Lovers Zoom To ‘Foster Drive Thru’ At Overcrowded County Animal Shelter
Foster drive thru is overwhelming response for animal shelter in crisis mode
Foster drive-thru is the brilliant idea born out of desperate times for one animal shelter in California.
Kern County Animal services found itself facing what a lot of rescue organizations are dealing with during the nation’s coronavirus emergency–Folks are dropping off animals while fewer people are coming into adopt.
They needed foster families for as many dogs and cats as possible.
But how are you going to do that if folks can’t come into the building?
Drive-thru was the answer!
The shelter put up an emergency form on Facebook.
Bakersfield.com reports the response was overwhelming!
The website reports by the end of Wednesday, 88 pets had been put in temporary homes.
It’s planning to bring in dogs and cats from other shelters and are looking for additional foster families. It’s unclear what Governor Gavin Newsom’s new emergency order telling Californians to stay home will have on the next round of the drive thru operation.
“What we’ve seen from the community is like nothing we’ve seen before,” he said. “We’re floored with the response.”Nick Cullen, director of Kern County Animal Services.
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