For those who are looking to spread some extra cheer this holiday season, why not consider taking in a shelter animal for the holidays?
USA Today reports that the Hallmark Channel’s movie A Dog Called Christmas has helped inspire people to act as foster families to animals for the holidays. Since the movie premiered over the Thanksgiving weekend, some shelters have been receiving a surge of requests for adopted pets over the holiday season.
"We’ve always had a great foster program,” Susanne Kogut of the Charlottesville – Albemarle SPCA, told the news provider. "But after people saw the movie, we got over 30 requests."
Kogut also revealed that some people end up growing so attached to the animals during their short stay, they worry about the pet’s health and future and end up adopting their once-temporary companion.
Fostering a pet could be in anyone’s reach, according to Citizentelegram.com. A total of 13,000 pet rescue organizations across the country are promoting the Foster a Lonely Pet for the Holidays program.