Dog Whose Owner Died of Coronavirus Looking For a New Home
Though pet surrenders to MSPCA’s centers are currently low, director of adoption centers and programs Mike Keiley said they are preparing for an influx in the coming weeks as the coronavirus continues to spread.
“We are bracing for a wave of COVID-19 surrenders in the coming weeks as both the disease — and the economic fallout associated with it — bite deeper in Massachusetts,” he said in the release.
The adoption center encourages anyone interested in adopting Chloe to contact them directly at 617-522-5055.
Many animal shelters across the country are urging people to adopt or foster pets during the pandemic to both ease the loneliness brought on by social distancing and to help shelters suffering from a lag in adoptions, an increase in intakes, and limited resources.
The Centers for Disease Control, the World Health Organization, and the American Veterinary Medical Association have all stated that there is no evidence that pets can spread COVID-19 to humans.
“If you don’t have a pet and are thinking about getting one, now is the perfect time to ‘try it on’ by fostering from your local shelter. Shelters and pet adoption facilities nationwide need people to foster pets on a temporary basis,” Julie Castle the CEO of Best Friends Animal Society, told PEOPLE.
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