Occasionally, in humane law enforcement investigations, animals come through our doors that are not dogs or cats! This can include a variety of species, such as ferrets, rats, rabbits, hamsters, mice, reptiles, and more! Any animal that is not a dog or cat, and is seeking foster placement, is considered “exotic.” Fostering exotic animals is a great way to gain skills in caring for a wide variety of species, without the need for a lifelong commitment. It also is beneficial for the animals themselves- as an organization that primarily takes in dogs and cats, it can be stressful for exotic species to try to remain in shelter, and many would benefit from the increased space and personalized attention a foster home provides! These kids would ideally remain in foster care until we find rescue placement, or a forever home!