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Metro animal shelter reports record pet fostering signups

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Posted at 9:25 PM, Apr 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-22 23:34:31-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Staying at home may have its benefits for Metro Animal Care and Control: many of the pets at their shelter have been fostered out.

Last march the agency says it signed up 12 people on its so-called "foster roster." This March, in the middle of COVID-19, 447 people signed up.

"People are home, people are realizing what a great time it is to spend time with animals," said Maria Bascetta with Metro Animal Care and Control. "They’re lonely, they have time to learn about them."

Metro Animal Care and Control says they hope this foster trend keeps up after COVID, to give their pets a better chance at finding a forever home.

If you'd like to join Metro's Foster Roster you can sign up here.