Citrus County Animal Services Partners with Petco Love and BOBS from Skechers to Celebrate Local Pet Foster Volunteers
Local Foster Volunteers Recognized During National Foster a Pet Month for Saving Animal Lives in Citrus County
Citrus County Animal Services (CCAS) is celebrating National Foster a Pet Month with Petco Love, a national non-profit working to lead and inspire change for animals, and Skechers’ charity footwear collection, BOBS from Skechers, by recognizing lifesaving foster volunteers in Citrus County and encouraging more people to foster pets.
“The implementation of our foster program in 2018 substantially and directly increase our live release rate at CCAS. It has also drastically improved the lives of the pets that come through our doors daily, and our role in the community as a resource for pets and pet owners regarding responsible pet care and ownership,” said Colleen Yarbrough, Citrus County Animal Services Director.
“Our fabulous fosters are integral to our lifesaving mission. We are able to provide for the needs of those pets requiring 24-hour care, such as neonatal kittens, without loving foster homes to save their lives. Our dog fosters help to provide socialization and give us valuable information about the dog in a home to help us match them with their best adoptive family.”
“It is an honor to recognize the individuals making a difference in their communities and demonstrating the lifesaving impact of fostering pets,” said Susanne Kogut, president of Petco Love. “What they are doing is so powerful. If less than 2% of the 85-million pet-owning households in the U.S. fostered one pet a year, we could eliminate preventable euthanasia in animal shelters nationwide tomorrow.”
Throughout June, Petco Love will share foster resources and stories to show how fostering is easy, highly rewarding, and significantly helps end preventable euthanasia of pets.
Through sales of its BOBS from Skechers collection, Skechers has donated more than $3.1 million to support Petco Love’s more than 4,000 animal welfare organization partners. The company’s funds have helped Petco Love save and care for more than 700,000 shelter animals.
For more information about Citrus County Animal Services and how you can help foster, visit www.citrusbocc.com/departments/community_services/animal_services or call (352) 746-8400. For more on Petco Love and to view foster resources, visit www.petcolove.org/foster and join the conversation on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using #PetcoLoveFoster.