The City of Beaumont's animal shelter is looking for help to take care of a lonely pet over the holidays this year.

For the eighth year in a row Beaumont Animal Services is participating in “Foster a Lonely Pet for the Holidays," which is a national program seeking to empty the kennels for Christmas in more than 13,000 shelters around the country according to a release from the Beaumont Animal Services.

Shelter staff hope to have all of their adoptable pets fostered for the holidays by noon on Saturday, December 23 according to the release.

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The city shelter has an average of about 60 adoptable dogs and 30 adoptable cats that can be viewed online at

Residents interested in fostering a dog or cat for the holidays can visit the shelter at 1884 Pine Street in Beaumont Monday - Thursday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. to fill out an application or call the shelter at (409) 880-3794.

Qualified pet foster "parents" can qualify for a free spay or neuter on their own pets through the shelter's free spay & neuter program according to the release.