SAVANNAH, GA (December 15, 2015): In time for the holidays, Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department’s Animal Control Division is teaming up with One Love Animal Rescue to find suitable foster homes for pets currently housed at Metro’s animal shelter.

The initiative is called “Home for the Holidays.” The purpose is to place pets currently housed at the shelter in foster homes to create more receiving space for the shelter’s new arrivals.

“Each time we clear one kennel, we make room for two more pets to enter the facility,” said Animal Control Supervisor Christina Sutherin.

Animal Control currently has 15 cats and 32 dogs in need of foster homes. Animal Control aims to place all 47 pets by Dec. 23. One Love hopes to find enough compatible foster families to meet this goal.  Once the fostering process begins, One Love covers all costs for veterinary care and supplies.

“Fostering a shelter pet is a holiday gift that keeps giving,” said Sutherin. “Right now, an empty adoption floor means every available animal is in a safe and loving home for the holiday season and beyond. Helping our animals requires the commitment of our entire community.”

Individuals interested in opening their homes to shelter animals can find applications and additional information at www.oneloveanimalrescue.com.

Animal Control’s adoptable pets can be viewed at adopt-a-pet.com or by visiting the shelter at 7211 Sallie Mood Drive, from 1 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. daily.