Erin is our amazing animal placement manager at Forsyth Humane Society. Not only does she find great homes and rescues for our animals, she is also a kitten foster. Erin recently fostered eight week old Artemis and her littermate, Apollo, who came to FHS with upper respiratory infections (kitty cold). The kittens were congested, lethargic, and their eyes looked puffy.
Erin says “I love fostering kittens 8 weeks or older because it works with my full-time job. They keep each other company while I’m at work, playing and napping together.” She fed and medicated each kitten before and after work. They received an oral liquid once daily and an eye ointment twice daily. Erin began to see improvement with Artemis’ eyes within two days, and her energy levels perked up. Artemis became more playful, interactive and started to chow down on her food. She also discovered her tail during this time – which she frequently chases!
Erin says “I feel lucky to have played a part in their journeys to their furever homes. When Artemis and Apollo get adopted, I’ll be ready for more fosters!”
At Forsyth Humane Society, a foster is someone who temporarily cares for an animal in need. They provide love, attention, and care until the animal is ready to come back to the Adoption Center. Foster care is typically a commitment of 1 – 2 weeks, unless the animal has a special need. All supplies and medical care are provided. During Kitten Season, fosters are crucial to Forsyth Humane Society’s goal of achieving a 90% Save Rate by 2023. If you are interested in becoming a foster, you can sign up here!