For Maricopa County Animal Care and Control, the number of animals coming into the shelter is just too high.
This year they're trying something different: an aggressive approach to foster homes.
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Foster homes are a temporary place for animals to either grow, heal from an injury or just get accustomed to being around people.
"I think we're just trying to get ahead of it this year," said Melissa Gable, the shelter's spokesperson.
Foster homes are responsible for things like food and toys for the animals to play with. The medical cost is picked up by the county.
The shelter also offers a day foster program. Those volunteers take an animal anywhere from a couple hours to a full day.
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