Of all the shortages created by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic; toilet paper, hand sanitizer, cleaning spray, even bottled water, the oddest and cutest shortage of them all has to be one that has cropped in New York City recently. They’re running out of dogs and cats to adopt and foster!
Muddy Paws Rescue and Best Friends Animal Society are reporting shelters they work with are either all out of or almost out of cats and dogs after a surge in applications of as much as 10-fold in the past two weeks. “For the moment we definitely don’t have any dogs left to match” with foster volunteers, said Anna Lai, the marketing director at Muddy Paws. “Which is a great problem to have.”
And it’s not just New York, either, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said its Los Angeles office saw a 70% increase in animals going into foster care. And Best Friends said many of the shelters it partners with across the U.S. report the same phenomenon.
And while it’s not a certainty that this situation will last, it’s so lovely to know that all those animals found families to bring them in. It’s your Good News Story of the Day and you can find it here. We hope you have found your own family time to spend during this pandemic; and that includes the four legged members.
Story and Image from Bloomberg news.