Foster a shelter pet for the holidays

Foster a shelter pet for the holidays

Beaumont Animal Services wants the Southeast Texas community to foster lonely shelter pets for the holidays. For the seventh year in a row, Beaumont Animal Services is participating in the national “Foster a Lonely Pet for the Holidays” pet fostering program. This year's program will run from Dec. 2 through Jan. 3. All adoption fees will be discounted 50% during this program. Across the country, over 13,000 pet rescue organizations are trying to empty their kennels for Christmas, encouraging members of the public to invite a pet home for the holidays.

People interested in making this Christmas and New Years a happy holiday for a pet in need or who want more information should contact Beaumont Animal Services, according to a release.

Beaumont Animal Services is hosting a Christmas open house on Friday, Dec. 2 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., at the shelter on 1884 Pine Street to kick off the foster program.

Beaumont Animal Services has an average population of 60 adoptable dogs and 30 adoptable cats that can be viewed online at and . The goal for the “Foster a Lonely Pet for the Holidays” program is to have each of these pets into a home by noon on December 23rd. Call today and pick up an application and don’t forget our extended hours; we are open to the public Monday thru Thursday from 10:00 a.m. till 6:00 p.m. and on Friday from 10:00 a.m. till 5:00 p.m.

Anyone interested can call Matthew Fortenberry or Susan Toney at (409) 838-3304 or email jfortenberry [at] beaumonttexas [dot] gov or stoney [at] beaumonttexas [dot] gov.

- Beaumont Animal Services