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Abandoned Animals During the Coronavirus Outbreak: How to Help

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All over the world, cats and dogs have been abandoned since the early outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. These poor animals are now starving or being left to fend for themselves. Right now, it is difficult for any of us to go to work or leave our homes because of this terrible pandemic. This leaves a lot of poor animals without homes or support. Animal shelter workers can't go to work and care for these poor animals. Many animals have been abandoned with no one to look after them.  If the animal shelters close, who will take home all the pets? You can help these animals out by volunteering some support.

Foster a Pet

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All you have to do to help a pet in your neighborhood is sign up to foster a pet at a nearby shelter or organization. A lot of these places need your help. Shelters are going to be swamped, so if you’re able, offering to foster for the next several weeks is such a huge and important way to help. Plus, dogs can’t get the coronavirus (according to the World Health Organization) so you’re in luck and will get a little plague buddy to keep you company. If you love the animal so much you might even be able to adopt it full time.

Save an Animal's Life

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Let's face it, these are very hard times and we must all avoid crowds as much as possible. The Centers for Disease Control just recommended avoiding crowds of over 50 people for the next 8 weeks yesterday. Things are getting very serious as we all know but that doesn't mean you can't be around pets. The New York Times said that dogs and cats can't pass on the coronavirus, but they can test positive for it. So look up where to foster a dog near you and help save an animal's life.

Reach out to a Shelter

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It's easy to foster a pet depending on where you live. Just go to the shelter or organization's website or give them a call to get started. Of course, there are some things to consider before deciding to foster. You must make sure you have the right amount of supplies and can look after a new animal for an extended period of time, especially over the next few weeks given the dire situation that we are all in. There are going to be a lot of ups to get over over the course of the next few weeks but this new puppy or cat might be able to help you find the strength to get through these hard times. They certainly need your help!

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We hope to continue to offer you our support as more companies shift to working from home. We want to help you by offering our platform to meet people and connect at online events and via chat. We also hope some other articles of where to volunteer, donate blood and tips to avoid getting coronavirus serve you. Take all the precautions necessary, and try to make the best decisions for you and your family. Be safe!!