People from Wisconsin are coming together during the coronavirus pandemic. Recently, the Wisconsin Humane Society found itself in a challenging situation because of the spread of the virus. So, they asked for everyone’s help in finding homes for dozens of animals under their care. Thankfully, within less than a week, every single animal in the shelter was either fostered or adopted.
In an emotional Facebook post, the shelter said that this was absolutely incredible. They were almost in tears. It was on March 15 when the rescue center informed their supporters about the help that they needed in preparation for the challenges that the pandemic may bring.
Like many others, we're in a tough situation right now with staff and volunteer shortages due to the coronavirus…
According to the shelter, within five days since they made the announcement, numerous families stepped up. They adopted 159 animals and fostered 160 pets despite the chaos and uncertainty that the pandemic caused. The rescue center stressed that, now, instead of sitting lonely in the kennels, 319 animals are comfortably sleeping on couches. Because of that, the staff could not be more grateful.
The shelter is thrilled about the tremendous bright spot amid this difficult time. However, they noted that, in the coming days, they would continue to receive rescue animals. Although the shelter wished to thank everyone in their community, for now, they wanted to send their love virtually.
Absolutely incredible. We’re near tears. On March 15, we let our supporters know we needed help to get as many animals…
In recent weeks, many rescue centers have asked for the community’s help as they anticipate some challenges in caring for the animals in need. That is because, with the ongoing pandemic and lockdown, there would have a significant decrease in foot traffic, volunteers, as well as donations.
For the people who are considering getting a pet, shelters say that now is the perfect time to adopt or foster. Adopting or fostering now does not only help rescue centers. It also helps improve the health of the people who are self-isolating.
Credit: Wisconsin Humane Society