Joey needs a foster home

Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter is seeking fosters for special-case animals that may need care outside the shelter.

One such case is Joey, a male Chihuahua mix. Shelter staff have discovered that Joey is heartworm positive and will need a temporary foster home until he finishes his treatments.

Joey weighs 13.4 pounds and is house trained. According to shelter staff, Joey can be “skittish at first but loves anyone willing to play and snuggle.”

The shelter is also in need of foster pet parents to help care for kittens and puppies too young to be in a shelter, animals recovering from illness or injury, and animals that simply need a break from a shelter environment.

Fostering helps at-risk pets by reducing the euthanasia rate and helping to spread the resources for lost and abandoned pets.

Anyone interested in fostering Joey or other pets in need can contact the animal shelter at 850-983-4680 or via email at

Foster application and additional information is available at


Read the full article in the May 30 issue of Navarre Press.

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