Kittens, puppies in need of foster care

Many kittens are in need of temporary foster care this month. / Toledo Area Humane Society

Not all animals that come to the Toledo Area Humane Society are able go up for adoption right away for a variety of reasons. The Toledo Area Humane Society is currently seeking foster homes for several animals that are in need of extra tender loving care before they can find their forever homes.

Currently in need of foster homes are several litters of kittens, including two litters of five kittens each with their mother, a mother cat and two kittens, five kittens without their mother and a single kitten. And because it TMs kitten season, the humane society will likely have more needing fosters homes soon.

Also in need of foster homes are a few injured dogs including a male puggle, a female adult pit bull mix and a female pit bull puppy. Each of these injured dogs is on bed-rest and requires an easy-going foster home with very little activity.

Foster homes and families come in all shapes and sizes. Singles, couples, seniors, and families are all welcome to fill out a foster care application. The most common foster situations include:

o Infant puppies and kittens that require bottle-feeding every 3-4 hourso Nursing mothers and their litters (puppies and kittens)o Pregnant dogs and catso Self-sufficient puppies and kittens that are too young to be adoptedo Rabbits, hamsters, gerbils, ferrets, guinea pigs and birdso Animals recovering from treatable illnesses or injurieso Underweight animalso Animals in need of minor behavior training and/or socialization

The Toledo Area Humane Society provides foster homes with all of the supplies that are needed to care for a pet. Some fosters may only be a few days, others may need extended care. If you are interested in becoming a foster volunteer, please contact the humane society at or call 419-891-0705.

The Toledo Area Humane Society is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For any questions, please call 419-891-0705 or visit