Rescue seeks dog foster homes

By Terry Harpole
For the WPT

MATHISTON — Roger Caras once said, “ Dogs are not our whole life, but
they make our lives whole.”

Many people agree with this quote, including three women from the
Starkville area who are devoting much of their time in trying to make
people and animals happy.

Andrea Spain, Kendra Wright and Rachel Hudson with Grassroots Animal
Rescue were at Evergreen Ag in Mathiston on March 2, and had a few of
their dogs for people to come by and see.

Grassroots had its beginning in 2010 and is working with area animal
shelters to find foster homes for animals.

Many animal shelters are becoming filled, and if animals are not
adopted within a period of time, many will be euthanized.

Grassroots, in working with these animal shelters, is trying to find
foster homes for animals until someone will adopt them. The small
adoption fee covers all shots, and spay and neuter fees.

The weather was not cooperative the morning of the drive, as there
were snow flurries and a little cold.

However, the people who came out got a really warm feeling just
seeing, petting and walking some of the dogs there.

Forms were available for anyone who wanted to provide a foster home
for a dog.
Anyone interested in providing a foster home for animals may call
618-477-2231 or email

Grassroots also has a website with interesting information and