Foster Homes Needed For Military Pets

Steve Albin, who operates, had a good idea that has nearly taken over his life. Albin was told that during Desert Storm, many military personnel were forced to give up their pets because they had no place to leave them when they were shipped out for duty. So, he started a small program to help military personnel find free foster homes to care for animals. The program, NetPets Foster Project, has taken on a life of its own, and has left Albin little time for his own life.

Another group is handling placement of cats, so Albin decided to handle dogs and other pets, including horses. This is a free service, as is the actual fostering. Any veterinary or pharmacy expenses, special foods, and other extraordinary expenses of this type are the responsibility of the animal’s actual owner. For a horse, said Albin, that would include feed, veterinary care, and farriery care.

Albin lost time to count after placing 1,500 animals in foster homes, including about a dozen horses.

If you are interested in signing up to be a foster home for any type of animal, please visit and fill out an application to be a foster home to a military pet. They have everything from cats and dogs to birds and horses, to pot-bellied pigs.

About the Author

Kimberly S. Brown

Kimberly S. Brown was the Publisher/Editor of The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care from June 2008 to March 2010, and she served in various positions at Blood-Horse Publications since 1980.

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