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Not Ready to Adopt? Provide a Foster Home Instead

Somerset Regional Animal Shelter and others welcome area residents able to provide temporary help.

Some people love animals, but aren't in ideal circumstances to commit to a life-long best friend. Uncertain living arrangements or perhaps a temporary relocation used to mean skipping out on the companionship an adopted dog or cat can provide—but it doesn't have to anymore.

Consider helping area rescue groups as a foster home—the Somerset Regional Animal Shelter is always in need of homes to foster animals for a variety of reasons. A small spare room can be used to temporarily house an orphaned litter, or a kitten or cat recovering from a mild sickness that shouldn't be around other animals; or perhaps help a nervous and frightened animal learn to be a good companion again.

You can enjoy the love and joy pets provide, while helping the cat or dog become better adjusted to household living—without the longer-term commitment.

If you think this arrangement would work for you, contact Jessica at 908-725-0308 or send an email to srasjessica@gmail.com.

Rawhide Rescue has an extensive foster home service and welcomes newcomers—call 908-581-3417 for more information.

If you're ready to commit, or want to learn more about the cats and kittens featured this week, contact the rescue groups below for more information.

Somerset Regional Animal Shelter, at 100 Commons Way in Bridgewater, can be reached at 908-725-0308 or by email to  SRAS.mail@verizon.net.

St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center, located in Branchburg, can be reached at 908-526-3330 or by email to charrington@sthuberts.org.

Lifeline Animal Rescue, Inc. is located at 16 Mount Bethel Road, in Warren. To inquire about their dogs, send an email to LifelineInfo@aol.com

Companion Animal Placement (CAP-Hillsborough) is located at 329 Roycefield Road in Hillsborough. Reach them by email at  munchie329@AOL.COM

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