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Best Friends Animal Society is bringing tangible lifesaving tactics to shelters and rescue groups across the country. Based on a foundation of compassion and inclusion, we’re working together to help both pets and people. We want to make sure that everyone has the same access to loving pets and that every adoptable pet has the option of residing in the comfort of a foster home rather than in a kennel at a shelter.

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Antietam Humane Society

The staff at Antietam Humane Society are dedicated to increasing lifesaving programs at the animal shelter. Best Friends is excited to collaborate with them to help save the lives of adult cats and orphaned kittens.

Working in conjunction with Antietam Humane Society, Best Friends is looking for volunteer foster families willing to open their hearts and homes to these at-risk pets and help care for them until they are ready to be adopted. If you are interested in fostering, please email fosterantietam@bestfriends.org for more information.

Why do kittens need to be fostered?

To have the largest lifesaving impact, we believe it’s important to focus our attention where it’s needed most, and at Antietam Humane Society, that’s newborn kittens up to four weeks old.

Very young kittens are some of the most at-risk pets in shelters because they need around-the-clock care, something that most shelters are unable to provide. Kittens have fragile immune systems, they can’t regulate their body temperature, and they need to be fed frequently. They are an excellent foster option in any size home because of their tiny size and low mobility.

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Foster with Best Friends in Waynesboro

The Waynesboro foster program focuses on placing kittens up to four weeks old with volunteer foster families. Once the kittens reach eight weeks old, they will be available for adoption in Pennsylvania.

Check out our kitten foster manual, which has additional information on fostering kittens and answers to FAQs.

Adopting a kitten or cat

With all our available kittens and cats currently residing in foster homes, meet-and-greets will take place remotely.

How to adopt a cat or kitten

  • Search our available cats and kittens by clicking the button below.
  • Complete the meet-and-greet request specifying the particular cat or kitten you are interested in.
  • An adoption counselor will contact you to schedule a virtual meeting. Please note that requests are reviewed on a first come, first served system.
  • After the virtual meet-and-greet, the adoption can be finalized, and arrangements will be made for you to pick up your new best friend!

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Volunteer

Volunteers play an important role in keeping our lifesaving work moving smoothly. Our needs are constantly changing because of the nature of our work, so please check back here often for open volunteer positions.

Spotlight Volunteer Role: Creative Marketing Volunteer
We're looking for a volunteer who knows Waynesboro well, loves animals, and is a savvy marketer to help us spread the word about Best Friends in Waynesboro!
Learn more about this opportunity and sign up at the link above. 

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Contact info

Questions? We’re here to help. Please feel free to contact us at fosterantietam@bestfriends.org.