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How could anyone say "no" to this face?

     It is a fact of military life that deployments mean painful separations from loved ones, including pets.  Sometimes, pets are relinquished to shelters when a sailor or soldier is unable to place them with a friend or family member.  There is little chance the serviceperson will see their pet again.

     For this reason, organizations have arisen to offer an alternative:  foster homes for military pets.  People just like you volunteer to care for a dog, cat, fish, bird, or horse, with the knowledge that the pet will be returned to the owner at the end of deployment.

     Check out for information on placing or fostering cats.  Visit for Net Pets.Org’s Military Pets Foster Project.  Service personnel and foster families are linked up online, though the serviceperson chooses the appropriate home for the pet.  Written contracts are strongly encouraged.

     If you have “room for one more,” considering fostering a soldier/sailor/aviator’s pet.  It is a great way to thank someone for his or her service to our country.  ~~  Jen

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