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SSHS issues urgent call for pet fosters

A surge of new arrivals at its shelter facility along with a mid-week heat wave putting stress on air conditioning systems has prompted South Suburban Humane Society officials to issue a plea for people to foster animals.

“Today at our Matteson shelter, we have taken in 14 dogs since 9 a.m. filling every kennel and cage in the building,” SSHS staff said in an email message. “At our Homewood Adoption Center, our air conditioning is struggling to keep up with the extreme temperatures and we’re concerned with the heat predicted for this week. We need to move dogs to foster care.”

Both locations will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, for foster pick-ups. Anyone interested in fostering animals can send a text to 708-956-2959 to see if the shelter staff can make a match for you. Or email SSHS at [email protected].

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