This has been a challenging year in so many ways for so many people physically, emotionally and financially. At least pets have a “thin silver lining” in the Covid situation. Here are a few articles that describe the trends.
Let us be grateful for all things great and small. Hold your fur babies (and family members) a little closer this holiday season, they depend on us and we would be a lesser person without them.
The ASPCA says during the first few weeks of shelter-in-place measures, it saw a nearly 70 percent increase in animals going into foster homes through its programs in New York and Los Angeles, compared with the same period in 2019.
Instead of housing pups and cats, shelters instead transitioned “almost solely to placement of animals into foster homes,” said Kitty Block, president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States. Block said the rise of animals in new foster homes “has been significant.”