Foster program boosts pet adoption rate –

A foster home program coordinated by the city’s animal shelter and the Oklahoma Humane Society has helped raise the rate of adopted animals from 30 percent to 50 percent in the past three years, Animal Welfare Division Manager Catherine English said.

The shelter is still well short of its goal of 75 percent, but grant money for various programs through the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals could help achieve it.

Former state Sen. Ben Brown has opened up his home to newborn dogs and kittens for two years. He typically hosts them for about the first eight weeks of their lives.

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