Shelter Jewels: Diamonds in the Ruff

Have you ever felt out of place? Uncomfortable in new settings? If so then you can understand our Shelter Jewels. Our Shelter Jewels are animals that have so much love and hope in them. Their life experiences have complicated how they share those feelings. That is where you can help. These special pets need special care. Fostering a Diamond in the Ruff forms a special bond, a bond that takes patience, time, trust, and love. The Lee County Humane Society not only thrives but depends on volunteers and fosters.

Why foster? In the U.S. 6.5 million pets are in shelter care each year. Fostering animals is an integral part of saving lives and helping them transition to their furever home. While fostering our animals, you help them with socializing, learning new behaviors, grooming, along with providing comfort and love. Our jewels may need to go to a quiet home, an only dog home, a home with a little extra time and a lot of extra patience.

Our featured jewel is Kevin. Kevin has been with us at LCHS for 266 days. He has only been in a foster home for ten of those days. One of the reasons Kevin has had a hard time finding a foster family is because he needs a foster home with no other dogs, where he can relax and de-stress from all of his days at the shelter. We know that when Kevin has a chance to relax in a foster home we will get to see him shine as bright as the diamond that he is. Another benefit of Kevin being placed in a foster home is that his foster family will help us get to know his true personality and give him the best chance of being adopted. All of our “diamond” fosters will receive training time and tips from our staff members. We will happily provide a crate, toys, blankets, food, bowls, and medicine (if needed) to our foster families; all that we ask is that you provide a safe and loving foster home for our precious jewels. If you are interested in fostering or if you just want more information about our program, email

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