Fostering is the single most important part of rescue. Animals cannot be saved from shelters unless they have a place to go to get ready for a new home. For every animal going into a foster home, two animals are saved – the one that got out and the one that gets the kennel just freed up by the one that got out. Shelters kill for space and foster homes free up space. There is nothing like the freedom ride for a shelter animal. They know they are safe and their personalities change as soon as they realize that. It is not always easy to be a foster parent to a homeless animal, but the rewards are immense, and when you let them go to their new home, and foster another, two more lives are saved.