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"We’re trying to get pets out of the shelter and into a home." | Aggieland Humane Society looking for fosters

Adopting and foster applications have all moved online. The shelter will provide the toys, food and anything else you need to care for your new pet.

BRYAN, Texas — If you have always wanted a furry friend but could never find the time, the stay at home orders are a perfect excuse to foster or adopt

 A global pandemic is not stopping animals from coming into the shelters. For the health and safety of those that work there or for the ones that live at the shelters, Aggieland Humane Society is reaching out to the public for help.

Aggieland Humane Society has been planning since the beginning of the outbreak of how to take care of their animals during the pandemic.

“We knew our first round of needs was going to be fosters so we’re trying to get pets out of the shelter and into a home, so we can limit staff and the public coming into the shelter," said Aggieland Humane Society communication coordinator, Darby McKenzie.

Adoption and foster applications have all moved online. The shelter will provide the toys, food and anything else you need to care for your new pet.

“We saw over 80 adoptions and we’ve had over 150 people offer to foster a pet right now," said McKenzie. "And we are continuing to get applications in for both of them, we’ve had a great tremendous response, and who knows how long this is going to go on. And so it’s really encouraging to know that over the next few months, we’ve got a community that’s gonna support us." 

In the midst of the virus outbreak, cleanliness and disease prevention is always a top priority.

“We are cleaning all public areas and where the staff are constantly and consistently so we’re trying to make sure on our side we’re doing everything we can," said McKenzie

All pets that come to Aggieland Humane Society are still receiving their required vaccinations.

If you are not able to foster or adopt at this time, the shelter is also in need of monetary donations to help with the medical attention that the pets will need.

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