For the third year, the Olathe Animal Shelter will participate in the National Home for the Holidays pet fostering program.
Across the country, over 13,000 pet rescue organizations are encouraging adoption by allowing residents to foster an animal during the holidays in hopes of giving the animal a permanent home.
The program opened to Olathe residents only on Saturday, December 17. Pets could be returned to the animal shelter on Tuesday, December 27.
You can view animals online or at the shelter. The goal for the Home for the Holidays program is to get each pet a permanent home during the holiday season. Last year's program had 100% adoption of all participating animals.
The Home for the Holidays program is based on the book A Dog Named Christmas, written by local author Greg Kincaid. A Dog Named Christmas was made into a CBS Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation in November 2009.
Contact the shelter staff in person or at (913) 971-6362 or visit http://www.olatheks.org/news/2011/12/08/PetFostering for more information.