“I am just an animal lover, and when I saw that the cats needed help in my neighborhood, that’s when I decided to try helping them by fostering,” she said.
Clark volunteers for Independent Animal Rescue (IAR), a nonprofit organization in Durham that finds foster homes across the Triangle for stray animals, primarily cats and kittens. The organization provides dry food, medicine and other supplies like cat toys to the foster families, while the families provide love and care to the cats.
Clark said the number of animals that need foster homes often outstrips the number of available foster families.
“Sometimes we will even have 50 kittens on our list waiting for a foster home, so we are always in need of people to be foster parents and to take these kittens to adoption events, medical appointments and find adoptive homes for them,” she said.