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Delco SPCA Seeks Foster Families For Puppies Rescued From High Kill Shelters

By John McDevitt

MEDIA, Pa. (CBS) – “Halfway Home For The Holidays” that’s the name of a puppy foster program being run by The Delaware County SPCA. Volunteers are needed to care for a newborn animal for a week or two this holiday season.

Many of the puppies are from high risk shelters down south like in Georgia and Kentucky. Justina Calgiano, Director of Community Relations for the Delco SPCA, says a lot of young animals are days away from being euthanized because of lack of space.

“If we know that we have 20 or 50 homes you know for the weekend of x then we can bring 20 to 50 animals up,” she said. “There are so many puppies and adults and so many more animals that need us. We get daily pleas from shelters”

Calgiano says the program is good for the socialization of the animal to make them more adoptable. And there are benefits for the host family, too like getting a test run before getting a puppy of their own.

Caring for kittens is also an option. More information at

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