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It's easy to become a foster care volunteer


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POSTED: Thursday, July 02, 2009

Question: What's required to become a foster care volunteer with the Hawaiian Humane Society?

Answer: Simply complete a volunteer application available at hawaiianhumane.org and attend a few trainings. Fostering animals is a commitment of time and care depending on the animal's needs. Typically temporary homes and care is about two to four weeks for short-term fostering of younger cats and dogs.

There's also tremendous need for volunteers who are willing to foster animals for six months or longer. Long-term fostering is typically for older animals that are owned and from loving families. Their owners may be active-duty military who are suddenly deployed with no one to help, or others in urgent need or crises. Call 356-2216 for more information on how to become a Humane Society volunteer.

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The Hawaiian Humane Society welcomes questions by e-mail, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Indicate “;Pet Ohana”; in the subject line.