Today I'm reflecting on why fostering is so important and moving
to my soul.
Fostering as a trial adoption is excellent, and I think has a
very high success rate. Most of my cronies assure me they could never give up a pet they had taken into their home for
even the shortest time.
My motivation, however, is different. No one can ever build
enough shelters to house every dog and cat in need.
Fortunately, the amount of water that can flow through a
tank is not limited by the size of the tank. It is limited by the pipes and how open the valves are. Each foster
is another pipe with two wide open valves. Each foster increases the number of animals effectively sheltered.
Size does matter, as they say, but natural laws of reproduction,
of supply and demand, of ecology, and of conservation of matter and energy will win every time. You can choose your
field of view: biology, economics, environment, or physics, they all arrive at the same conclusion. Over time,
the number of deaths will about equal the number of births. Some animals will die sooner than others.
The possible benefit of human intervention into these primordial
truths would be reducing suffering and raising quality of life. This is Mohave CARE-Net's mission. Fostering
is a piece of it --- the piece I can do.