SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Best Friends Animal Society is looking for foster homes after nearly 100 animals arrived this week from three different transports.
The influx of animals to the Kanab and Salt Lake City shelters means that animals need some temporary care to get them off to a solid start and to keep them safe and comfortable until they can find permanent homes.
A group of cats was flown from Wyoming to Utah’s capital, shuttled by Dog Is My Copilot, that gets animals from over-crowded shelters to places with room for them. A group of puppies was delivered to Salt Lake from the Kanab shelter and then a group of 45 newborn kittens arrived in a long drive from Texas to Salt Lake. Kanab also took approximately the the same number of tiny felines.
According to the animal society, newborn kittens have high mortality rates because of disease and the bottle feedings they require every few hours as a replacement for nursing cats. The animals driven to Utah were part of a number that overwhelmed Texas and needed help elsewhere.
Those who have fostered with the shelter before are asked to email [email protected] while those who have never fostered can learn more and sign up at: utah.bestfriends.org/get-involved/foster.
For those who want to help but can’t foster, food is needed for both puppies and kittens. Donations can be dropped off at bins at 2005 S., 1100 East in Salt Lake City. There is also an Amazon charity wish list.