Nashville Humane Association in need of fosters for nearly 100 animals from Puerto Rico

Posted at 4:00 PM, Aug 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-14 17:00:46-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Nashville Humane Association is looking for short-term fosters as the shelter is getting ready to receive nearly 100 animals from Puerto Rico.

As a joint effort with Puerto Rican animal shelter Santuario de Animales San Francisco de Asis, 83 dogs, cats, puppies and kittens will be transported from the island to Nashville ahead of the most active months of hurricane season.

Due to limited kennel space, NHA needs fosters to care for the animals for about one week.

“Fosters truly do save lives,” said Rebecca Morris, Director of Development at NHA. “For just a short amount of time, generous pet-loving Nashvillians can open up their hearts and homes and help us rescue almost 100 animals. We’re sending out this ‘All-Paws Alert’ because we need to spread the word and make an ask for help from our community.”

The shelter will provide any necessary food, medicine and other items required during the foster period.

If you're interested in helping foster an animal, contact NHA by email at or by phone at 615-352-1010.