Fort Bend County Animal Services Offers Incentives to Ease Overcrowding Through Foster Program

Fort Bend County Animal Services Offers Incentives to Ease Overcrowding Through Foster Program

May 21 2024

As Fort Bend County Animal Services grapples with overcrowding, they're turning to the community for help through their foster program, offering enticing incentives to those willing to open their hearts and homes to pets in need.

The Foster Incentives program aims to make fostering more accessible and rewarding for potential caregivers. Those who sign up to foster a dog for at least six weeks will receive a package of supplies, including a bag of dog food and a crate. Additionally, as a token of appreciation, foster caregivers may receive a gift card. These incentives are made possible through a partnership between Best Friends Houston and Fort Bend PAWS, providing much-needed support for both the animals and their caregivers.

Rescue Incentives include $100 per dog rescued. Special incentives of $150 are offered for year-long club dogs, medical dogs, and senior dogs aged seven years and up. 

Furthermore, the Finder to Foster program offers a solution for those who come across stray animals and want to help. This program allows individuals to bring the found pet to Fort Bend County Animal Services, where they will receive basic vaccines, a microchip, and spaying or neutering services. The pet will then be placed on the organization's website, and caregivers will receive assistance in networking to find them permanent homes.

In cases where pets unexpectedly have litters, Fort Bend County Animal Services steps in to help. They offer support by providing spaying and neutering services for the parents and entering the babies into the foster program to find loving homes.

By incentivizing fostering and providing support every step of the way, Fort Bend County Animal Services hopes to alleviate overcrowding while ensuring that every animal receives the care and attention they deserve. Those interested in learning more about fostering opportunities or seeking assistance can contact Fort Bend County Animal Services at 281-342-1512. Together, the community can make a difference in the lives of countless animals in need.

By Tiffany Krenek, My Neighborhood News 
Tiffany Krenek, authorTiffany Krenek has been on the My Neighborhood News team since August 2021. She is passionate about curating and sharing content that enriches the lives of our readers in a personal, meaningful way. A loving mother and wife, Tiffany and her family live in the West Houston/Cypress region.

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