How Tasha Discovered Her Passion for Fostering

Without a large shelter, it is out of necessity that Camp Companion has fosters. They open their doors to welcome in many of the area’s lost and forgotten animals. Fosters at Camp Companion are passionate and quick to volunteer when a new animal arrives. There are many reasons for choosing to become a foster. For Tasha McDevitt, finding a lost kitten is how she discovered her passion for fostering.

A Previous History with Camp Companion

Tasha McDevitt is a compassionate animal lover with ties to Camp Companion long before she became a dog foster. In 2008, she adopted a kitten from Camp Companion, and again in 2015. “I really loved the philosophy behind CC and the work they do,” she explains. She had previously volunteered at spay and neuter drives and adoption events. However, her busy schedule kept her from remaining an active volunteer.

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Max (black & white) and Eddie (orange & white) both adopted by Tasha from Camp Companion.

The Kitten that Changed Everything

Around August Tasha noticed a kitten wandering around her employer’s parking lot. When she told this to her colleagues they stated they had already tried contacting animal control and other shelters. Without delay Tasha contacted Camp Companion and as a result Michele Quandt arrived to help trap the kitten. At last the kitten was safe, but he still needed a foster. Because of this Tasha set her aim on taking him in. Tasha’s heart poured out for the kitten. Thankfully her co-worker couldn’t resist the little guy and decided to become his foster that day.

Becoming a Foster

That event led Tasha to learn Camp Companion was in great need of dog fosters. Her previous 16 year old lab had passed away a couple years prior. Tasha and her family weren’t ready to adopt another dog. Fostering was the perfect option. Tasha stated, “I wanted to give back to an organization that gave us our wonderful fur babies and helped me out with a little lost kitten.” For her, finding that kitten was fate.


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Caitlin Summers enjoys life as a fur mom to Florence and Sebastian, her two exuberant dogs. She is passionate about all the world's creatures and the environment. When she has time to spare she loves to travel, visit breweries with her husband, or take in a movie.

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