Our foster care program is an important one. It’s more than a roof over an animal’s head. Foster homes provide love, attention, therapeutic support, medication administration, and so much more to injured, recovering, and rescued pets. In our opinion, our volunteer foster parents are unsung heroes. Just ask Gingersnap.

A few weeks ago, our on-site Companion Animal Hospital was presented with an orange tabby lovingly called Gingersnap by our amazing Medical Director Dr. Jennifer Farr. This precious cat had been caught in a Conibear trap that had been placed in a wooded area. 

It’s unknown how long this sweet soul was trapped. He suffered unimaginable pain. A good Samaritan found him and transported him to a veterinary hospital where he received immediate pain management. Efforts were made by them to save his badly damaged leg, but it was decided that a fore quarter amputation would bring him the most immediate relief, so he was transported to us. 

Our medical team worked their magic and provided surgery and a safe place to recover surrounded by love. As you can see just 2 weeks post op he has recovered quickly in foster care and doesn’t seem to show any emotional scars from the horror he went through. 

He’s been ADOPTED!! 

If you have space in your home and your heart, and would like to volunteer to foster, please email us at foster@hbspca.com

If you’d like to support our foster program financially, please donate so we can continue to help pets like Gingersnap.