Leigh's Lost and Found: Meet a doggy foster mom!
In today's Leigh's Lost and Found, we're featuring foster families for animals and how important they are to local rescues.
One of those fosters is Kelly Fender. It's controlled chaos at her house, which is home to foster dogs Olive and Raylene, and foster fails Beethoven and Frannie .
Kelly has fostered for Rescue One since 2013, taking in more than 50 dogs during that time.
"My high is getting the next dog. I want to get them adopted and placed right away and then get the next. That's the job."
She admits you do get attached. But getting them off the streets and out of a shelter environment until that perfect forever home is found, provides its own kind of satisfaction.
"It's more rewarding to see these dogs placed with forever families and see the people who are going to care for them and love them for all of their lives."
Until then, Kelly's door is always open and ready to welcome new four legged family members.
"I always say, rescue is like the mob. Once you're in, you're not getting out."
We've included links in this story to Rescue One and its foster application. No special skills are required, just a love of animals and willingness to open your home!