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Arts & Entertainment - February 13, 2015

Warm and fuzzy foster families

Something special in the works for volunteer's 50th birthday

by Dolores Fox Ciardelli

"The trouble with a kitten is that

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Posted by Abbie L
a resident of Old Towne
on Feb 13, 2015 at 11:44 am

Fantastic article! I don't know that I have what it takes to be a successful fosterer but this article has persuaded me that I must at the very least make a donation to Valley Humane Society in order to support its foster program.

Posted by Deborah
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 16, 2015 at 9:15 am

Deborah is a registered user.

Wow, what a great article. I bet the author really enjoyed writing it, and I hope it has the desired effect of encouraging more people/families to get involved with Valley Humane's fostering program.

Posted by Tom Cushing
a resident of another community
on Feb 16, 2015 at 11:19 am

Every time you transfer a fostered animal, there's a pang -- because you cared. That's exactly as it should be. Please (please) don't let that transitory feeling discourage you! It's a badge of honor that quickly morphs into a deep satisfaction that you've done something good and pure, and absolutely essential to that fellow traveler in the world.

If/when you ever see that critter again, you may rest assured that it'll remember your kindness. I've had dogs I fostered a decade ago recognize me and make a huge fuss like I'm their long-lost relation -- which I am, in a way.

Want your soul fed? Foster a companion animal!

Posted by Dot Bennett
a resident of Bonde Ranch
on Feb 16, 2015 at 7:40 pm

Thanks for this great article. I didn't even realize that Valley Humane had a fostering program where animals are taken care of outside of the shelter. I thought it was just a shelter. Live and Learn! I am going to look into how I can support this great purpose.

Posted by Janice
a resident of Dublin
on Feb 17, 2015 at 11:40 am


You have such a great heart! Enjoy those precious little ones. Great story.

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