Boiling Springs Furry Friends Network is looking for volunteers and foster homes
BOILING SPRINGS, Pa. (WHTM) – Help a furry friend find a forever home. It’s part of the mission of the Furry Friends Network, a Boiling Springs-based nonprofit that helps save the lives of cats and dogs through medical treatment and other services.
Stray, abandoned, residents of shelters to kill, the Furry Friends Network is helping them all.
When it comes to killing shelters, an estimated 1.5 million dogs and cats are killed each year in the United States, according to Best Friends Network Partners. The majority of that number is with cats.
Furry Friends Network says they were successful in getting their rescues through.
“The demand was very high,” said co-founder Robin Scherer. “Our adoptions in 2019 and 2020 have been amazing. I think with people working from home, kids staying home for school and limited or canceled activities, people have more free time. They realized that they now have time for pets.
With that, however, Furry Friends needs the help of volunteers and foster homes to save as many animals as possible.
“The FFN always needs volunteers, and especially foster homes,” Scherer said. “The shelters are full of cats and dogs and we can only help as long as the number of our foster homes allows. “
Volunteer work includes dog walking, cat care, helping foster families, fundraising, adoption events, in-store cat care, transportation, and more.
With the placement, food, supplies and medical assistance are paid for by the network. Foster homes are responsible for providing shelter, love and, of course, lots of hugs. Foster care is not compulsory, but it is strongly recommended to have experience with animals.
“Sadly, now it looks like the flood gates have opened and many are in need of a place to stay,” Scherer said.