Animal rescues

Jacksonville Animal Rescues struggles to adapt to COVID-19 changes

Before the COVID-19 outbreak broke out in Florida in March, Jacksonville Animal Care and Protection Services was already dealing with an outbreak of its own. The town facility had a pneumovirus outbreak that was affecting dogs, so they had to stop accepting strays. “We were already, here at the Jacksonville Humane Society (JHS), kind of […]

Animal rescues

Local animal rescues respond to community demand for companionship

First foster families Lindsay and Miranda Harris, Anacortes-based healthcare professionals who have both had their hours reduced due to the pandemic, decided to foster a dog to help an animal in need and distract themselves from the sudden lack of work. “I have to admit, when I was first told my hours were going to […]

Animal rescues

Rescues of struggling valley animals during COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic is having a big impact on animal rescues in the valley, which are now facing an increase in appeals for help from the public. With the county shelter no longer welcoming animals abandoned by their owners, those who wish to abandon their pets are turning to local rescues. “Many are losing, have […]

Animal rescues

Animal rescues report spike in pet adoptions amid coronavirus pandemic

While most shelters are closed to visitors to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, animal rescue organizations are reporting a significant increase in the number of people interested in adopting a pet. Hillary Rosen, Founder and President of A useful rescue in Los Angeles, says the sudden demand for pets has overwhelmed the nonprofit, which […]