YAKIMA, Wash. -- Yakima Valley Pet Rescue is looking for foster "parents" to take in the many unwanted pets that need loving and caring homes.
Leaders say foster homes are needed to care for these pets, while their volunteers find a permanent home for them.
Yakima Valley Pet Rescue, a nonprofit organization that is not a shelter, helps match the right home for the more than 20 cats and dogs each week that are reported lost, neglected, or the owners can no longer care for them.
"The only way we can get the animals ready for adoptions is to actually get them into foster homes. So it's a huge part of our rescue. Without foster homes we can't do what we do," said Shelley Cort, Yakima Valley Pet Rescue board president.
To learn more about becoming a foster home to these pets, contact Yakima Valley Pet Rescue by calling their message line (509) 248-3113 or visit their web site at: http://yvpr.org/. YVPR is in need of donations, such as cash, food and supplies.