I've been fostering for almost eight years. I've always been an animal person who took in strays, but I never had a successful venue to get them rehomed and usually ended up keeping the dogs and cats that came my way.
I homeschool my three kids and saw an ad for a pregnant cat that was going to be euthanized if a foster couldn't be found. I was clueless as to what "fostering" meant, but since all of our personal pets are spayed/neutered, I thought this would be a great way to let my kids experience birth, kittens and saving life(s) all in one shot.
This did happen; however it also put me in touch with the rescue and shelter communities and opened my eyes to the wonderful, highly adoptable animals that are euthanized on a daily basis in local shelters.
One cat led to another which led to another and here it is, almost eight years later and my house is still full of homeless cats waiting for their forever homes.
I live in a rural setting in McKinney with my wonderful beekeeper husband, two sons, one daughter, four dogs, nine cats and usually at least 20 foster kitties that are always coming and going. Life is never dull.