Unknown-1The Madison-Greene Humane Society is deeply grateful for the love, energy and hard work that our foster parents invest in these precious animals.

It is not easy, but it is rewarding. Foster parents save lives, no doubt about it. Our foster parents make all the difference in the world to our animals by giving them a safe, temporary home where they can learn to trust, heal if needed, and become the loving companions they were born to be!

Interested? It takes a special kind of heart to be a foster parent. But if you love animals, and really want to help, it doesn’t get any better than fostering. Unless you adopt, of course!

Recently, a kind woman from Standardsville brought in a cat that had been abandoned on her property.  She felt that there was “something wrong” with the cat, because it kept bumping into things. So she brought it to us for help.  Doc Hayes examined her, and found that the cat was totally blind in both eyes.  We named her Helen, and she soon won our hearts with her loving, sweet personality.  The very next day, a woman who came in to pick up her dog from our Spay/Neuter Clinic, fell in love with Helen. This woman was very experienced in caring for special needs animals, and thought Helen would be a perfect addition to her home. Thanks to her, Helen is now safe and warm in foster care.

A Paw and a Prayer

I Am An Animal Rescuer
We rescuers are a mostly quiet but determined army,
And we are making a difference every day.
There is nothing more necessary than warming an orphan,
Nothing more rewarding than saving a life, and no higher recognition than watching them thrive.
There is no greater joy than seeing a kitten play who, only days ago, was too weak to eat.
By the love of those who I’ve been privileged to rescue, I have been rescued.
I know what true unconditional love really is, for I’ve seen it shining in the eyes of so many grateful for so little.
I am an Animal Rescuer.
My work is never done.
My home is never quiet.
My heart is always full.

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