Take a look at a message a former Metro Animal Services employee sent Justin Scally:
In the past week two local rescues have contacted me for a reference for a former LMAS foster. I thought this was odd, that the people that were fostering for LMAS have gone to other organizations to offer their services, so I made some phone calls to see what was going on. Apparently, since I have been gone from LMAS, NO ONE on the foster list has been contacted by anyone at LMAS to ask that they foster a Metro animal. Several told me that they had left e-mails with REDACTED and others, offering to foster, but no one has ever returned their mail or calls.
When I was at Metro, I sent out all the requests for fosters, for both cats and dogs. I can say with certainty that this is no longer happening and I don’t know if you are aware of it or not. I have talked to enough people that were on the foster list for dogs (approximately 100 people, and cats approximately 50-60 people) that I know that no one has contacted any of them. I am not talking about the dogs for Rescue Waggin, but those sitting at Metro that could be placed in a foster home.
I know that the Adoption Coordinator that was going to take over the Foster Program never started, so why wasn’t another person at Metro put in charge of the program? Why wasn’t that postition ever filled?
I think it is inexcusable that Metro fosters are now seeking out other rescues because Metro can’t be bothered to run a Foster program.
I await your response,
Guess that claim by Greg Fischer that LMAS is increasing and using fosters truly is bogus.