A Rockford area animal shelter needs your help.

Cause For Paws in Byron is desperately looking for foster families and has scheduled a "meet n' greet" for those interested to see the dogs in person.

According to a Facebook post from Diana Elliot "food, bowls, collar/leash, bed, toys & medical are all provided."

If you're on the fence regarding pet or in this specific case, dog adoption, fostering helps make that decision for you. Even better, Cause For Paws is helping you get started most new pet owners need to buy when they bring home a dog or cat.

The Cause For Paws fostering event is Saturday, April 7 at Oregon High School near the football field.

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