This is great news as people are now fostering and adopting pets since they've got some time on their hands.
An animal shelter in Florida proudly shows off their all-empty kennels because, for the first time in history, every single dog has been adopted. Videos show volunteer staff at the Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control cheering in front of empty dog cages, as they just can't contain their happiness and gratitude towards the people who adopted these lovely babies who deserve a home. The shelter took to Facebook to share the wonderful news, reports Fox 29. They wrote: An incredible and joyful thing happened today...For the first time in the history of Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control, we have completely emptied one of our three dog kennels!
This amazing milestone was made possible by the help and support of our entire community! Thank you to the shelter staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to care for, find homes for, and advocate for the pets who come through these doors; thank you to our incredible foster parents who open their heart and homes to thousands of pets each year; thank you to everyone who has opted to adopt a shelter pet - whether it be here or from any of the other amazing organizations out there; thank you to our placement partner organizations far and wide - without them, this would not be possible. According to the organization, two cats, two horses, and a pig are still available for adoption and are being cared for by volunteers staying inside the facility to preserve social distancing efforts.
some positivity for the tl💛. as awful as the virus is, ppl r adopting animals more than ever. shelters r starting to empty for the 1st time in a while. innocent angels who’ve been homeless for yrs, have families now & i’d say that’s a win among all these losses we’re witnessing— elise (@scottysunflower) April 17, 2020
“We owe the community a huge thank-you,” said Elizabeth Harfmann, the shelter’s community outreach manager, according to Sun-Sentinel. “We’ve never seen numbers this low,” she said. The Palm Beach County shelter was built in 1992. Usually, they have insufficient space to accommodate an abundance of animals that are neglected or abandoned. There are typically 100 cats waiting to be adopted. In 2018, there were 350 cats and 629 dogs on site for more than a month. Harfmann also said there are still 35 adoptable dogs and three adoptable cats on the shelter’s 14-acre property.
if anything positive has come from this virus, it’s the clean air and empty animal shelters— dragon (@wheeler_hanna) April 16, 2020
Powell Ellen commented: Amazing!!!! Thank God for all the wonderful people who rescued and adopted...all these sheltered animals deserving loving homes and attention...their humans will be paid back hundredfold!!!!!! There is NOTHING like the love of an animal!!!! Robbie Patterson questioned: How many did you euthanize to be able to say this? The shelter replied: None of the animals here were euthanized to make this happen. It was through hard work and the support of the community, that we could get dogs and cats out to fosters, adopters and partner rescue organizations. We do NOT euthanize to make space here in Palm Beach County. Sally DeVries then wrote: What a wonderful day for the workers and animals.
All the animal shelters are empty from people adopting pets while being home from work. I pray that once things go back to "normal" that these people don't abandon their new pets. pic.twitter.com/yXIBPiEJ6H— Ladykitty (@NinaArnone1) April 15, 2020
“Shelters all around the country are trying to clear out as many animals as they can, and we’re no different,” said Rich Anderson, executive director and CEO of West Palm Beach’s Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League, reports the Sun Sentinel. “We’ve had an unbelievable outpouring of support, so we’ve got roughly 350 animals out in foster already. We still have a need for fosters, but what we really need right now are folks who can foster large dogs and adult cats.” Shelters are also willing to provide everything you’ll need for the temporary care and feeding of an animal. “We want to make it as easy as possible for people to become foster volunteers, and obviously providing a temporary home is the most important thing,” Anderson said. “The least we can do is provide all of the food and supplies that the home will need.”
Dog is God spelled backwards. And both are Man's best friend.— William II 🇺🇸 (@WCM_II) April 17, 2020
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