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02/23/2015 09:15 am ET Updated Feb 24, 2015

16 Reasons Why Fostering A Shelter Pet Is Basically The Best Thing In The World

Want to make the world a better place in one easy step? Take home a foster pet from a local shelter or rescue group.

Fostering means bringing in a cat or dog -- or parrot, or baby pig, or any other homeless pet -- with the goal of nurturing them for a while until they can be dispatched to a permanent home with a family who'll love them forever.

It's a crucial part of the animal rescue world. It's also amazing, for you and for the animals. Here's why:

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Why Fostering A Shelter Pet Is Basically The Best Thing In The World
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