Cats in shelters are losing chances of being adopted by the coronavirus
The coronavirus has almost literally locked us in our homes. Unfortunately, also animals in shelters - especially cats - are victims of this situation.
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Although not even a week has passed since the introduction of the state of epidemic threat in Poland, we have all already felt the effects of this unusual situation. The rapidly spreading SARS-CoV-2 virus effectively discourages people from leaving the apartment more often than absolutely necessary. While this is uncomfortable for many of us, we forget that we are not the only ones suffering from the pandemic. Animals, in particular dogs and cats in shelters, also found themselves in a very difficult situation.
Coronavirus reduces the chances of a home
Due to the growing number of infections with the virulent virus, Polish shelters have been forced to introduce extraordinary security measures. In many institutions, visitors were temporarily forbidden to enter, and volunteers were abandoned to reduce the concentration of people as much as possible. Other permanent employees who have to cope with an increased number of duties. There is a shortage of hands to work - without the support of volunteers, many shelter dogs are currently unable to go for daily walks. Homeless cats locked in cages also suffer, and in this difficult period they often cannot count on as much attention as before. There is, however, another, more serious problem.
Beloved‼ ️‼ ️ It is a particularly difficult time for everyone. Understandably, the number of people interested in adoption is declining, but ...
Published by Schronisko Na Paluchu on Monday, March 16, 2020
The confusion and the atmosphere of panic caused by the pandemic clearly translate into a decline in interest in adoptions. The ban on visiting shelters, enforced for safety reasons, also automatically reduces the chances of pets finding new homes. Cats usually have a hard time staying in the shelter anyway. Under the present conditions, many of them may stay in institutions for even longer. The worst situation was for those who are chronically ill and need the most care ...
Cats in shelters are waiting for help!
If you've recently considered - even purely theoretically - the possibility of adopting a cat, it might be worth getting back to the topic now. Hostels all over the country appeal to all who have the will and the ability not to delay their adoption decision. The institutions are happy to inform about the current course of adoption procedures and answer questions, among others via social media. Paradoxically, the necessity to stay at home favors adoption. Many people now work remotely, so they can easily supervise the process of socialization of a new household member and build bonds with him from the very beginning.
You cannot adopt but would you like to help somehow? Donate food or support the shelter in your town with a donation, even symbolic. Call the facility or visit its website to find out what your immediate needs are. Many shelters are currently struggling with the reduction in donations as well as problems with the supply of basic supplies. Find out about the situation in your area and decide what support you will provide.
At this point, it is worth emphasizing once again that cats do not or cannot become infected with the coronavirus SARS-Cov-2. This is confirmed by scientists and the WHO, emphasizing that there is no evidence of it. You can read more about it HERE.
In this difficult period for everyone, let us not turn our backs on animals - especially those who lack human care and a warm home. They are also victims of the coronavirus - although it does not attack their bodies, in many cases it destroys their hopes for a positive change ...