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Out of all the different emergencies that could happen these days, a puppy emergency is one that could actually come with some benefits and may not be so bad.

Lubbock Animal Services is in need of volunteer fosters to take in three, two-week old puppies. Yes, very young puppies that will need a lot of attention and patience from whoever takes them in. The foster is expected to take care of the puppies and bottle feed them about every two hours.

Since this is only a foster situation, Lubbock Animal Services will cover the medical costs of dogs. According to a press release, the dogs could become available for adoption later.

The City of Lubbock Animal Services Department (LAS) needs volunteer fosters to take care of three two-week-old puppies as soon as possible. For puppies this young, it is considered a medical foster and the foster placement is expected to take care of the puppies and bottle feed them (typically feeding about every 2 hours). With all volunteer foster arrangements, LAS will cover the cost of all medical necessities of the animal.

When an animal is being fostered by a volunteer, LAS is still the legal owner of the animal, and will be until the animal is fully vaccinated and spayed/neutered. Only once these requirements have been met will an animal be eligible for adoption. In cases where a foster placement decides they want to adopt an animal in their care, they will receive first priority on placing the application. No animals are available for an official adoption until they are fully vaccinated and spayed/neutered.

If you are interested in fostering for LAS, please visit mylubbock.us/LASfoster.

This type of fostering is not for everyone and if you are busy or just looking for a pet, this probably isn't a good situation for you. Whoever takes the puppies in will have to work hard and probably have some long nights.

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