The coronavirus outbreak has become a pandemic that is infecting and killing thousands around the globe. We’re all affected and in this together. The city of Wuhan, China where coronavirus first struck was severely affected in a way that has only been surpassed by Italy thus far. When things got bad there, Chinese officials shut down the city and forced evacuations. Many people scrambled and fled and had to leave behind their beloved pets.
Many of the evacuees didn’t imagine that they would be away for too long. Therefore, loving owners left just enough food and water to hold their pets over for a few days. But now, nearly a month has gone by and those abandoned pets are now in danger of starving, or worse.
China-based animal welfare and environmental organization, Vshine Animal Protection Association, “estimated that the number of dogs and cats left behind in apartments in Hubei cities are in the tens of thousands,” according to CNN.
With things calming down for the humans in Wuhan, China, officials should start finding ways to help the animals who were severely affected by coronavirus too.
Sign this petition to ask the Chinese government to form a task force to work on saving and reuniting the pets of coronavirus evacuees.
Sign this petition to ban wildlife markets as well in light of coronavirus.
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