CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Animal lovers, now is your chance. With a face like this, how can you say no?

Just like everything else this year, COVID-19 has had an impact on animal shelters across the country. With more medical cases than usual, and more than 40 dogs recently arriving from the gulf coast following the hurricane, the Humane Society Of Charlotte is in desperate need of foster families for medical cases to provide not only more attention but a better environment for healing.

“Most importantly, the process of healing is staying clean,” foster coordinator April Rogers says. “Which they sadly just aren’t able to do here in the shelter. So having a foster home where they can go, just have a soft area that’s clean, able to recuperate, and have someone that’s able to keep an eye on them more often than we might here with 100-plus animals at any given time, it’s very beneficial to them.”

Rogers says they have had 170 medical cases this year at the shelter, five of which have been in need of surgery.

If you are interested in fostering a dog or a cat, you can contact the Humane Society of Charlotte.

All foster families also have the first pick when it comes to keeping the animals.