Conquering the Quarantine: Pets provide comfort, joy during pandemic

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — While the pandemic has compelled extra folks to spend time at residence, it’s been a bonus for a lot of pets who’re getting way more time with their homeowners.

The pandemic even resulted in additional folks adopting or fostering pets.

The walks, wags and smiles of our furry buddies have been extra wanted than ever. As residence remodeled into lecture rooms and places of work, pets and households received to spend extra time collectively. Some even discovered eternally properties.

Rachel Diehl and her adopted canine Dora.

Rachel Diehl fostered Dora from The Animal Foundation over the holidays.

“We got her because we were going to be home alone for the holidays and thought it’d be great to give a pup a place to stay so they don’t have to be in the shelter.”

After a couple of days, she knew Dora was destined to turn out to be a part of the household.

“My boyfriend and I, we were foster fails,” Diehl jokes.

In 2020, greater than 8,000 animals had been adopted from the The Animal Foundation.

 “Sometimes we get hundreds of phone calls in the morning to our adoption hotline,” stated Kelsey Pizzi, The Animal Foundation.

As extra folks foster and undertake, the basis can be getting fewer animals into the shelter.

“A couple years ago you might have heard stories about a dog who had been here for 200 days, 300 days. We’re just not seeing that right now which is a good thing. I think the dog that’s been here the longest right now is maybe 12 days. That’s amazing,” she stated.

Our pets have compelled us outdoors and inspired us to be extra energetic.

“You’re doing it for another being so it keeps us active and happy,” Diehl stated.

They’ve protected the home, offered companionship and a few grew to become extra proficient than we ever shall be. Our pets have given us consolation and joy in a year we would have liked it the most.

“I can’t even tell you how much happiness she brings. She’s a reason to wake up in the morning and smile,” Diehl stated.

You do must make an appointment to see an animal at The Animal Foundation.

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