Animals in shelters already needed our help before this pandemic hit the world. Shelters do their best to rescue animals and temporarily house them until they can find a forever home, but now the animals and shelter workers need help more than ever. If shelters become overcrowded or don’t have enough resources, they might have to make difficult decisions like euthanasia. However, just as we are all social distancing and doing our part in other ways, we can help the animals in the shelters too.

Antoni Porowski recently decided to foster a dog to help his local shelter during the pandemic and Miley Cyrus adopted a dog with her boyfriend for the same reason. Families all stepped up to help a local shelter nearly clear out as well.

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Shelters around the world are encouraging people to foster or adopt. It won’t just help the animals,  but it’ll reduce your stress levels and increase your happiness. One non-profit organization is even covering the costs for those who foster a senior dog.

If you can’t foster or adopt, you can donate to shelters, not just money, but food, toys, and more. You can reach out to your local shelters and ask what they need most or send them basic necessities. You can also sponsor a dog, there are dogs saved from the dog meat industry stranded in South Korea and need our help.

Sign this petition to pledge to help an animal shelter by fostering, adopting, or donating!

Sign these other petitions to help animals in life of the coronavirus pandemic:

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