Karen Sheppard, the executive director for Huntsville Animal Services tells us they typically have around 80 dogs waiting for the forever homes at a time. As of last Friday, they only had six at the shelter!
Huntsville Animal Services, like many other shelters across the country are reporting low numbers of animals, as more and more people adopt! If you’re considering adopting an animal right now, that’s great.
But it’s important to think about the long term. Will you still be able to care for it once the pandemic eases and you go back to a normal routine?
“You might give COVID-19 to your cat if you are positive. If that cat, if it gets it, it’s not going to get sick like you might get sick and it may spread it to other cats so try not to snuggle with your cat if you’re sick,” she said.