Bring an animal "Home for the Pawlidays" with Animal Care Center's foster program
The Horry County Animal Care Center hosts the Home for the Pawlidays holiday foster program for the second consecutive year.
Interested fosters can join the Animal Care Center on Wednesday, November 22, 2023, to pick up a shelter animal to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with. Then, fosters can return the animal on Monday, November 27, 2023, or make it a permanent adoption, if you have fallen in love. The same program will repeat over the Christmas holiday in December.
This program allows community members to bring home a shelter animal for a temporary foster period over the winter holiday season. In the first year of the event, 20 shelter animals were fostered. 10 of those turned into permanent adoptions.
The hope is to give anxious animals a break from the noise of the shelter. The ACC also hopes the program will bring the joy of having a pet to more community members, including those who love animals but may not be in a position to adopt right now.
Fosters are an invaluable part of the ACC's operation. By fostering or adopting an animal from the Animal Care Center, you are opening a space for another animal who may need help. Can you open your heart and home to an animal in need?