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Foster Homes For Pets Needed

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JANESVILLE, Minn. -

As the seasons change, more pets find themselves needing homes.  Because of that, the Waseca County Humane Society is asking for your help.

Cheryl Basol is one of about ten volunteer foster "parents" that care for stray, abandoned, and given away pets.  Currently she has three foster residents in addition to her own cats and dogs.  Cookie the dog is a Coonhound.  The two cats are Luigi, a baby American short hair, and Monkey a domestic long hair are brothers.  All three are living with Basol for now, but all of them are in need of a permanent home.

"I love animals, and you can save one and you know it won't be put to sleep, and you can find a good home for it it's wonderful," Cheryl Basol says.

She's cared for the kittens since the spring... Cookie arrived last week.

Treasurer of the Waseca County Humane Society, Angie Kaelberer, says they depend on people like Basol.  Kaelberer says, "Sometimes we just need somebody to take an animal for a couple days while we find it a different home."

The Humane Society cannot afford a shelter, so it's completely run by volunteers and foster homes.  Now is the time of year more foster homes are needed.  "As the weather gets colder we get more reports of homeless pets," Kaelberer says.  She believes it's because of the cold weather, but also a poor economic climate.

They desperately need more animal lovers to step up and help.  Basol says, "Anything that will save an animal and get it in to a good home."

If you would like to adopt these pets, or are interested in becoming a foster home provider, please call the Waseca County Humane Society at 507–461–3205.  Alternatively, log onto Facebook and search "Waseca County Humane Society" or search "Waseca County" on the pet website: www.petfinder.com.