BATAVIA, Ohio (WXIX) – A local pet shelter hosted an event where individuals could foster a pet just for the holiday weekend.
The League for the Protection of Animals organized the Foster Hop event on Saturday at its Batavia site to help encourage individuals to adopt animals.
“We would like to take the animals out of the shelter. The shelter is a very stressful place for animals, cats and dogs. Giving them time in a house releases some of that stress, and they have a break so we can see how they are at home,” said Carrie Leary, volunteer manager at the League for Animal Welfare. “We see how they are with other animals at home, with other children, and we just get to know them. So even if the foster family doesn’t adopt them, the foster family can tell more about them than we would learn in a refuge environment.
Leary says they hold similar events at other times of the year, such as Christmas, the ice storm in February, and now Easter.
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The location will be closed on Easter Sunday but will be open on Monday between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. for individuals to drop off their pets at the Batavia location.
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