February 24, 2022
Categories: Foster Programs

When 17 (yes, SEVENTEEN) national animal welfare organizations from around the country come together for one single challenge, you know it’s an important one! That’s the case with the We Foster Challenge, a challenge that is all about being inclusive and utilizing foster care to help keep more people and pets together. Because by fostering pets, we also foster community, foster inclusivity and foster love.

This exciting Challenge is funded by Michelson Found Animals FoundationMaddie’s Fund® and Cuddly in collaboration with Adopt-A-Pet.comAdoptimizeAmerican Pets Alive!ASPCAThe Association for Animal Welfare AdvancementBest Friends Animal SocietyCompanions and Animals for Reform and Equity (CARE)Community Cats PodcastGreater Good CharitiesHeARTS SpeakHumane Society of the United StatesNational Animal Care and Control AssociationPetco Love, and PetSmart Charities.

All organizations have joined forces to share their most helpful resources, expert speakers for Huddles and more. You can find all the details and important dates on the Challenge webpage. One important date you don’t want to miss is Monday, February 28th, when the application window opens! It’s only open for a week, so mark your calendar. The Challenge itself will take place in May, giving you all of April to prep!

We can’t wait to see how you embrace foster programs that are inclusive and diverse, put people front and center, and help pets from ever having to enter the shelter at all. Whether it’s a temporary foster care program for hospitalized patients, translating your fostering materials into another language or simply recruiting more foster caregivers, we can help foster programs to grow and thrive this spring.