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Many people around the world are stuck at homes under self-quarantine if they’ve been exposed to coronavirus. But most of us are really just self-isolating and socially distancing to protect ourselves and others. Even if we don’t show symptoms, we could very well be carrying the virus and can spread it to people who are more vulnerable. But you don’t have to be lonely during this time.

You can be like Arnold Schwarzenneger and Ariana Grande who are spending as much quality time with their animals as possible. There are so many animals in shelters in need of homes and shelters are encouraging people to use this time to foster or adopt an animal in need. The coronavirus outbreak puts all shelter animals at risk as euthanasia rates can increase due to the fact that volunteers can’t really come help animals, adoption events are canceled, and more.

Non-profit organization Susie’s Senior Dogs, announced on Facebook that they “will cover your cost to foster a senior dog during the COVID-19 period.” They went on: “On top of the typical need for fosters and adopters, right now shelters will be even more overcrowded, understaffed and with limited or no volunteers. Uncertain times also results in more in owner surrenders and intake numbers. Now is the time to foster! Fostering a dog is a great way to help the system as well as provide you a little pick-me-up during these isolating days.”

We hope people who are feeling lonely at home will consider fostering or adopting. This sponsorship opportunity is especially great for those whose impediment was the cost.

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