Right now we are all being asked to stay at home to help stop the spread of COVID-19. It’s a scary and sometimes very lonely time being isolated at your house. Consider adopting or fostering a new furry friend from a local animal shelter or rescue to not only fight off boredom and loneliness but to also help give a pet a chance for a furever home.
Rescue groups, shelters, and Humane Societies are already experiencing an increase in animals being surrendered due to COVID-19. When the economy shows a downturn, there’s always an upturn in pets being discarded. However, there are some positives that rescue groups are already seeing amidst these unprecedented times.
I spoke with Danielle Spuler, President of South Charlotte Dog Rescue, and here is what she had to say, “We are seeing a lot of people wanting to help us which is really nice. With the anticipation of even more dogs being surrendered or put out because people cannot afford to take care of them or feel they have nowhere to take them with shelters being closed, we are preparing for more demand. We want people to choose to call on us over just putting their dog or cat on the street. We are also hopeful that people will contact us to foster puppies and dogs. If you choose to foster, you’re choosing to save a life.”