Arizona shelters need foster families for puppies, kittens

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By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas

PHOENIX (AP) -- Litters of puppies and kittens have begun to overwhelm Arizona's animal shelters, and workers are asking for the public's help.

Shelter workers say the litters coming in are days or weeks old, and that shelters are not good places for them because they can easily contract diseases and die.

Shelter workers say it's important that the puppies and kittens stay out of the shelter until they are bigger and stronger, and the best way to do that is through foster care.

Arizonans can become foster families to the pets, caring for them until they are older and can be adopted out permanently.

Anyone interested in fostering can call 602-506-7387.