Sometimes animals at the Joplin Humane Society need a little extra attention. There are close to three hundred animals at the Joplin Humane Society, and every once and awhile certain dogs and cats need to be cared for on a more personal level. You at home can help out by volunteering for their foster program. Deanna Leinmiller at the Joplin Humane Society says, "We're asking for volunteers that are interested in fostering to contact us so we can start a list of people." Right now, just the humane society employees foster animals that are sick or need some extra attention. A lot of times kennel cough is cause for a foster care home. Jody Benson with the Joplin Humane Society says, "The kennel cough is contagious so it's really important we watch them really close." "We don't have that type of facility to be able to isolate, so that's why it's important for the foster homes," says Leinmiller. Employee Jody Benson is currently taking care of a cocker spaniel pup with kennel cough. In a couple weeks he'll be healthy again, and ready for adoption. "I do get attached to them but I do know he's real adoptable, I know he's going to be adopted," says Benson. The Humane Society is currently ironing out the details for the foster program, but do encourage people to call to be put on a list. "I think it'll be rewarding for the pets and for the people," says Leinmiller. They hope to be putting pets in foster homes within the next month.