Amanda (my other roommate) and I will be fostering a dog as soon as P.A.W.S. gets a cat-friendly dog in. Amanda will likely wind up adopting whatever dog we foster, but I will continue to foster until my time on the island is up. I've been fostering through E.A.R.P.S. exotic animal rescue for the last six years or so and realized only months before leaving for St. Kitts that I would no longer be able to do so. I miss it. Fostering is extremely rewarding work for those who have the ability to do so without getting irreparably attached and adopting every animal they take in. Watching a foster gain weight and a healthy skin/coat, grow more confident and comfortable with human interaction and eventually seeing a new owner's face light up when they lay eyes on their new pet for the first time and knowing that all of your hard work has paid off in a happy ending is truly one of the greatest experiences of my life.
Here are some pictures from today.
|Doggies lined up, waiting for their forever homes.|
|This is Jane Doe, a hit by car case. She had a fractured scapula and humerus, as well as some pretty severe road rash. That's an external stabilizer on her shoulder.|
|This is Beau. He decided that my lap was the place to be and had no intention of getting up to pose for a picture. He was adopted later by another student.|
|A group of local school children came by to learn the proper way to approach a dog and how to pet dogs and cats. That's Jamie with her new kitten, Brimley.|