Quarantine Pets

Quarantine Pets

Karissa Yeskis, Reporter

Quarantine is the best time to get a new pet, it gives you a lot of time to work with the pet and many shelters are running into issues with shutdown and not being able to provide for the pets. Fostering for dogs and cats has gone up tremendously which is great for the animals because it means that they don’t need to spend these hard times alone. 

Many shelters are promoting adopting now more than ever because it’s hard to take care of these animals when you are running out of the resources to do so. Shelters have always been understaffed and now with social distancing, it’s become much harder for the workers to do their jobs. Some of these animals have always relied on us and now during this pandemic they need us more than ever. 

So contact your local shelter, look into adopting and if adopting is too much for you then you can always try fostering. Having a pet during this self-isolation benefits both parties, the pet gets to have a good life and they can help the owner to feel less alone. At the end of the day it’s all up to you, and you have to ask yourself what you can do to help these pets in need.