Can you foster a pet? Maricopa County in dire need

Posted at 5:53 PM, May 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-04 13:05:38-04

Love goes a long way, and for injured, sick and underage animals it's the difference between life and death. 

Maricopa County Animal Care and Control is looking for people who are able to open up their hearts and homes. 

Several kittens, puppies, cats and dogs at the shelter are in need of finding caring people like Lisa Klimczak who recently took in a 4-year-old German Shepherd mix who was found in a Gilbert ditch. 

Star was found dehydrated and emaciated near Val Vista and Warner roads. The dog was covered in ticks and needed medical treatments that MCACC's clinic knew they could not provide.  

Klimczak volunteered to foster the animal, and took things a step further when she offered to take the dog to a veterinarian and pay for emergency care herself.  

After spending a few days in the hospital, Star was diagnosed with dehydration, anemia and tick fever. But with Klimczak's constant attention and love, Star is on the road to recovery.  

Ready to become a foster pet parent and help save lives?  

Contact Maricopa County Animal Care and Control and ask about their foster program.