Have you been dabbling with the idea of adding a four legged friend to your family? How about adding a temporary one just to see how it works out?

Bringing another being into your environment can be overwhelming but that's the great part about fostering.

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Having worked in the veterinary field, I've fostered several kittens. My oldest cat is actually a "foster failure."

Hey, I never said fostering was easy. We all get attached to the babies that come through our door and sometimes we can't fathom separating from them.

Believe it or not, I actually used to be terrified of cats. After working with them for years, I find that statement hilarious because I couldn't imagine my life without them. They're independent creatures that offer lots of laughs, smiles and snuggles.

Ingham County Animal Control and Shelter Needs Your Help

You may or may not have heard us talk about the Williamston Cat Lady before. A couple months ago, we spoke to her about getting some of the stray cats off of the streets and into foster homes.

Well, "Cat Season" is here and the Ingham County Shelter needs your help too. According to WLNS, they've seen an uptick in stray cats, kittens and unfortunately, cats being returned.

Look at this sweet baby, Mr. Perfect, that's looking for a home.

How You Can Help Out

If you're interested, you can help by offering these cats temporary homes and fostering them. If you're worried about funds, Ingham County Animal Shelter and Control Director, Heidi Williams says that the shelter will even cover the costs.

We’re happy to help out with the medical needs, the spade and neutering it, vaccination, we’ll even provide food, litter for the foster family.

For more information on how you can foster, visit WLNS' website.

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