I work mostly with cats, but I’ve helped rescue dogs, lizards, hamsters, horses, rabbits, birds, and fowl—also deer, foxes, opossums, and baby squirrels. You just answer the phone and say, “Yes, I can help.” But it takes a network to find who has a spare foster or quarantine room or just a car at midnight. I work primarily with Homeless Animals Rescue Team as a foster and rescue coordinator. I am an active community educator throughout the Mid-Atlantic region (Trap-Neuter-Release, low cost spay/neuter, advice on vaccinations, and basic nursing care). And still, I learn new things every day!
I am also involved with community awareness of the strong correlation between animal abuse and child/elder abuse and neglect. Data shows that mistreating animals is often a warning sign that other family members in the household may not be safe.
Monday April 11 is National Pet Day! It is now kitten season, and rescues are always looking for fosters!