WHS Salem- PETtalk- Saving Lives through Fostering Success

Ashleigh-Young

May 12, 2016
6 pm
@Willamette Humane Society
$5 Suggested Donation

What if you could help fix a pet’s broken bone, or give that basket of kittens a safe place to fight off a respiratory infection or get a frightened puppy off to a behaviorally healthy start?  221 foster families at WHS are committed to helping save lives and lend a helping hand to a hurting paw. Without our foster program, we could not save as many pets. This month’s PETtalk will provide members of the public, foster parents, shelters and rescues with resources to create more foster successes. Come and hear stories about the lives we’ve saved and learn whether pet fostering is something you could do, either here at WHS or at a shelter near you.

Ashleigh Young has been with Willamette Humane Society since 2013. Currently, she the foster coordinator for over 200 volunteer foster parents.  In the past year, the foster program has grown by almost half, and the save rate for both cats & dogs is over 80% much due to the volunteer foster families who are willing to take pets into their hearts, and homes. She is completing her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science at Oregon State University, and has cared for animals throughout her life in 4H programs, at her home, and in her previous role with Southern Oregon Humane Society. Her favorite pets to foster are unsocial, feral kittens and working-type dogs. Her passions outside of Willamette Humane Society include hiking with her adopted German Shorthair Pointer, Tad and gardening.