The Fluvanna SPCA is reminding the community that you don't always have to take a pet home from the shelter forever.
The group held a seminar at the Fluvanna County Library on Saturday to discuss the benefits of animal fostering. That's giving pets a temporary home until they're adopted.
The SPCA says fostering a pet can help relieve overcrowding at the shelter and help younger pets get accustomed to people.
Fluvanna SPCA Director Patricia Johnson said, "Sometimes people will foster animals that are too young to be adopted, puppies or kittens until they are eight weeks old. Sometimes people will foster a dog or cat that is sick or injured that needs special attention."
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