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Press Release: Animal Kennel Calls for Foster Homes to Help Dogs in Need

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Date: March 26, 2024


Animal Kennel Calls for Foster Homes to Help Dogs in Need

As Ocean Shores, surrounding Animal Shelters and rescuers grapple with the ongoing challenge of overcrowding, they are unable to provide assistance for dogs in their possession who have been deemed adoptable by the City. The adoption process can sometimes take extended periods of time, placing strain on City resources and negatively impacting the mental and physical health of the dogs confined to kennels.

In response to this pressing issue, the Ocean Shores Police Department is urgently seeking individuals or families willing to open their homes as foster homes for dogs in need. The primary objective is to ensure that no dog remains in the kennel for more than 72 hours. By offering temporary housing and a nurturing environment, foster homes play a crucial role in enhancing the dogs' chances of finding permanent homes through increased socialization opportunities.

We believe that every dog deserves a chance at a loving home. Foster homes provide a vital lifeline for these dogs, offering them a safe and caring environment while they await their forever homes. By becoming a foster parent, you can truly make a difference in the lives of these animals.

The Ocean Shores Police Department is currently compiling a list of approved foster homes, ensuring that when the need arises, a foster home is just a phone call away. By joining this compassionate network of foster caregivers, individuals can directly contribute to the well-being of these dogs and alleviate the burden on the shelter.

We urge members of our community to consider opening their homes to foster a dog in need. Together, we can make a positive impact and ensure that every dog in our community has a chance at a loving home - one paw at a time.

To become an approved foster home or for more information, interested individuals can contact the Ocean Shores Police Department at 360.289.3111.

 Public Information Officer, Sara D. Logan
PO Box 909
Ocean Shores, WA  98569
(360) 940-7498