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During the Coronavirus Pandemic, you’d be hard-pressed to find a silver lining in this pitch-black somber cloud.

But there’s at least one…

Animals shelters across the United States are emptying out thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic, as people confined to their homes are adopting or fostering animals in droves.

“We’ve never seen anything like this,” said Kitty Block, president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, which partners with some 400 shelters nationwide.

“The fostering and adoptions have just been through the roof,” she told AFP. “Every shelter is reporting out the same thing. It’s amazing to see how many lives have been saved.”

Block said as the COVID-19 outbreak took hold, shelters — many of which were forced to close because of stay-at-home orders — launched adoption appeals, and the response has been overwhelming.

Dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs and even hens have found forever homes, as people all over America look for pets to help them cope with confinement.

 

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