If you have a heart and a home you can foster. Many animals are killed in shelters simply due to overcrowding. Becoming a foster means you one that you get one out, and you make room for another.
For many animals, it is just a matter of time for them to find their forever home. Shelters frequently give animals very little time before they are killed, and put little to no effort into adoption programs.
Some animals in shelters are happy and healthy, and simply need a safe haven until the perfect forever home is found. Other animals may be sick, injured, abandoned and abused and may need a bit more attention and time to heal until they can be adopted. One of the many benefits of fostering is seeing an animal transform from a sad, scared shelter animal to a happy, loving companion full of life and personality.