Animal Fostering on the Rise due to COVID

With coronavirus continuing to keep everyone stuck inside, now seems like the best time to foster animals.

The Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center in Derwood has said that they have experienced “an overwhelming amount of community support and foster inquiries”, and that applications for fostering are now taking up to 2 weeks to process.

Fostering involves taking animals in from shelters into homes for a brief period of time. These animals can range from those that have not adapted to shelter life to animals recovering from illness or surgery.

Brookeville resident Cathy Lewis is currently fostering a mother dog and her puppies. She said that many people want to foster now because everyone is home during the pandemic and there’s time to do so.

To find out more information on fostering, as well as the necessary steps to become a foster, you can visit

Featured Photo courtesy of Cathy Lewis

By Isaac Donsky

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