Foster Program

Foster Program 2018-01-06T12:16:21+00:00

Open Your Home. Fill Your Heart. Save a Life.

Foster homes are critical to getting more animals adopted and rescued. We always need more short-term (1 day up to 4 weeks) foster parents. When an animal is fostered, we learn more about their personality, training, disposition and more that is not easily seen in the animals when in a crowded animal control. This is very helpful in getting the animals adopted into the right home the first time and also prevents the spread of illness. Some pets are not healthy or old enough to be adopted, so getting them into a home environment is vital for health and socialization. All vetting is covered by either LCAS or the Rescue group that has pulled the animal. HATS can often assist with food/kennels/leash, etc.

To foster for Lincoln County Animal Services, please contact Ashley Parsons at or call (704) 736-4125 or (704) 736-4126.
Fosters are also needed for area rescue groups who pull animals from the shelter or take them in from the community. To inquire about general fostering and to see if fostering is the right fit for you, contact Sienna Beligrinis at You can also check out the Fosters page on Facebook to see available foster opportunities and read foster success stories.