Humane Society of North Central Florida Needs Fosters During COVID-19

By Amanda Roland

The Humane Society of North Central Florida needs volunteer foster homes and adopters because of COVID-19. According to the Humane Society of North Central Florida, “the organization is seeking emergency fosters and potential adopters to assist with finding homes for the approximately 50 pets still residing at the shelter. HSNCF is open to potential adopters from Thursday to Sunday between 12:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. at their adoption facility on NW 6th Street. The organization is limiting the number of individuals permitted inside the shelter at the same time in an effort to encourage social distancing. Potential adopters may also make an appointment to come to the shelter outside of the open adoption hours by calling 352‐373‐5855.”

If you are interested in fostering, the HSNCF will provide all food supplies and vet care. They are looking for fosters for a minimum of four weeks.

“As we learn more about the importance of social distancing and self‐quarantine, we hope our community will consider taking in a homeless pet,” said executive director, Heather Thomas. “It’s truly a win‐win situation, pets get a break from the shelter environment and fosters get all the benefits of pet ownership, especially during such an isolating time, without the lifetime commitment.”

Contact the HSNCF at 352‐373‐5855 if you have any questions about this opportunity.

by Amanda Roland