People who volunteer as animal fosters do so knowing that they may put themselves in "emotional harm's way," since the goal is to care for the animal until it can be adopted. This video explores how several animal fosters approach their volunteer work.
I am grateful for all the people - everywhere - who volunteer as fosters for rescue animals. Special thanks to Austin Pets Alive! staff and volunteers for their patience and generosity (with the animals and also with this project): Ann Lindholm, Lisa Maxwell, Shana Ellison, Natascha Hamman, Todd Greenbaum, and Sarah K. Wolf.
Thanks, too, to Ivan Chew for sharing his musical creations via Creative Commons (credits and web locations of the compositions appear at the end of the video).