MARITA VILLARINA

  • From United States Of America, Americas

 

MARITA VILLARINA

Main aim of the charity

SPCA has an adoption program and they update their website with the latest dogs or cats that are ready for adoption. The animals do not stay there very long as they all get adopted quick. They take in stray cats or kittens that were abandoned and care for them until they are healthy; this is where the fosters come in. As SPCA can't take care of all of they animals, they have many fosters waiting to foster, so they receiving individual love and attention from their fosters.

How the employee got involved and why

I started fostering puppies and kittens in 2018. I live in a small apartment in San Francisco and it would be difficult to care for a dog full time due to my work schedule and the minimal space. I have always loved dogs and cats, so I thought it would be a great idea if I can have the opportunity to have pets (even if temporary) by fostering them. I attended an orientation to learn more about the fostering program and decided to get involved. SPCA is a "No-Kill" shelter, they will take in animals from people that cannot care for their animal anymore and will re-home them, and they will keep an animal until it is adopted. The facility/space they provide for both the cats and dogs are very spacious and they have volunteers that come in daily to walk the dogs, and pet/play with the cats.

What work does the employee do for charity?

SPCA (San Francisco) For the past two years, I have fostered several puppies and kittens. I provide a loving, spacious, and caring home for them until they have reached a certain weight. Providing them a home gives them the opportunity to learn how to socialize with one another (always comes in a pair), explore, and learn good behaviorial habits. Sometimes the pair will have health issues, so I administer medicine for them. Once returning the pair, they are ready to be neutered, then ready for adoption.

 
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