If there is one shared experience among animal shelters around the world, it would be they are all struggling right now. The reason for this is that the ill effects of the novel coronavirus are now felt within the sector. As a result of this, most animal shelters are looking for ways to serve the dogs under their care.
Due to the physical distancing ordered in most countries, it becomes difficult for these shelters to have the dogs adopted. But there could be a blessing in disguise in this pandemic because there are several animal shelters who continue with their services. For one, some animal shelters still look for potential adopters for their dogs.
Chicago Animal Care and Control (CACC) is one of the many animal shelters that do this. The volunteers worked hard so they could provide homes to the animals under their custody. Their principle is there should be no one left behind in the shelter.
The volunteers understand that the pandemic has already caused distress to many people. For them, animals experience the same ordeal. What the CACC did to increase their adoption rate is to lift the adoption fees. They likewise continued their operation through online inquiry so they could answer questions from potential adopters. With adoption fees lifted, several adopters came forward and decided to adopt dogs for good.
This development made the volunteers of the animal shelter very happy. The reason for this is that their hard work has borne fruit already. They have been mentioning that dogs are unique creatures who need special treatment.
Since people are willing to go the extra mile to help, CACC likewise lauded the decision of these individuals. The center said that if not for the benevolence of these people, the adoption would not materialize. In the same way, CACC challenged the adopters to be good parents to their dogs.
Credits to CBS Chicago.