Humane Society Needs Foster Parents for Pets

Eric Bauer
Eric Bauer

By Kristine Uyeno

HONOLULU (KHNL) - Are you looking for a way to help a local soldier?

The Hawaiian Humane Society has a unique way to help men and women in the military.

It's looking for volunteers for the Pets of Patriots program, which is a way for people to become foster parents to pets of soldiers or others in the military, who are being deployed.

Eric Bauer will soon be deployed for four months, leaving his four-legged-friend behind.

"My biggest worry about leaving is not finding a place for my dog and bringing him into a kennel," said Bauer.

He's looking for a foster parent for his 2-year-old rottweiler, Shadow.

"He's a great dog. I mean, every time we go to the beach, people just want to pet him and they ask me about him," he said.

The Humane Society is looking for foster parents for both dogs and cats. They're searching for people who can take care of the pets for anywhere between 4 months to one year.

"The food, the vet bills, those are all issues they can take up with the soldiers being deployed," said Alicia Maluafiti with the Hawaiian Humane Society.

"Yah, that's the main thing I got to take care of, I've been on deployment before so I know everything I need to take care of, and this is the only thing I need to finish up," said Bauer.

Bauer hopes he can find someone who can be a good parent and pal to his pooch.

If you'd like to help Bauer or anyone else in the military by becoming a foster parent to their pet, contact the Hawaiian Humane Society at 356-2212.