Foster-A-Thon, Around the Tiers

By WBNG News

December 12, 2012 Updated Dec 12, 2012 at 6:06 PM EST

(WBNG Binghamton) How can you help local animals get some holiday cheer this season? Laura Melville from the Broome County Humane Society was in the studio to tell us about an adopt and Foster-a-thon.

From the Humane Society:

HOLIDAY ADOPT-A-THON & FOSTER-A-THON

The Humane Society is hosting a Holiday Adopt-a-thon and Foster-a-thon on SATURDAY, December 1st, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Humane Society. We are seeking short-term & long-term homes. Those interested in adopting, will receive 1/2 off adult cats/dogs with their approved application, if submitted that day. Adoptions will be scheduled for pickup during the following week.

In addition to loving long-term homes, we are looking for our dogs to have a Merry Christmas by going to a foster home from December 22nd through the 29th. This will ease the load on our staff & volunteers during the holiday season, as well. Our goal is for at least 15 foster homes to come forward, which can choose from any of our 50 dogs! This is three times as many foster homes as we have during the rest of the year. Fosters will also fill out an application, upon which we may request a home visit, prior to animal release. The Humane Society provides all supplies needed during the foster period.

A bake sale & basket raffle will also be part of our fun on this day, and we welcome visitors just to visit with our wonderful animals, as well.

Bring cheer to a Humane Society cat or dog this holiday season!