Want to make the world a better place in one easy step? Take home a foster pet from a local shelter or rescue group.
Fostering means bringing in a cat or dog -- or parrot, or baby pig, or any other homeless pet -- with the goal of nurturing them for a while until they can be dispatched to a permanent home with a family who'll love them forever.
It's a crucial part of the animal rescue world. It's also amazing, for you and for the animals. Here's why: