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Collected Item: “Thanks to Sheltering in Place, Animal Shelters Are Empty”

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Thanks to Sheltering in Place, Animal Shelters Are Empty

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text story

Tell us a story; share your experience. Describe what the object or story you've uploaded says about the pandemic, and/or why what you've submitted is important to you.

This article discusses the animal adoption trend in the United States during the pandemic. Some shelters find themselves completely empty, which is a dream come true for animal lovers. On the flip side, there are families in crisis, particularly in large cities, that have been forced to give up their pets. Fortunately, with so many foster and adoptive families on waiting lists, these pets won't be going to shelters for any length of time.

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Pandemic Pets, pet, dog, cat, adopt, foster, shelter, companion, support, caretaker

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https://www.wired.com/story/coronavirus-pet-adoption-boom/

Who originally created this object? (If you created this object, such as photo, then put "self" here.)

Emma Grey Ellis

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2020-04-10
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