Pet Rescue Is Picking Up Dogs From Kill Shelters To Meet Foster And Adoption Demand
Here’s a warm and fuzzy silver lining for the current coronavirus pandemic. Since COVID-19 shelter-in-place regulations went into effect, Washington D.C. area-demand for rescue dogs to foster and adopt has been so high that one rescue organization has brought in dogs from out-of-state kill shelters to find new homes. Lost
With hundreds of thousands of federal workers operating remotely from home, it seems to be the perfect time for many of them to bring a furry friend into their lives. The rescue says it is adopting out 60-70 dogs a week.
As a recent Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation Facebook post points out, “There is no better time to choose a new furry co-worker of your very own than right now.”
“She loves cuddles, naps on the couch, and Netflix binges. Catch up on your latest TV show with the sweet, gentle Charlotte by your side!”
Cats are still being spayed or neutered because “kitten season” is starting, but some dogs aren’t being spayed or neutered right away because of the shutdown or limitations on many veterinarian practices. Instead, families who adopt “intact” dogs get a voucher to use on the procedure when things are back to normal.
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