Coronavirus: Record number of pets taken into foster care during lockdown

Coronavirus: Record number of pets taken into foster care during lockdown

Amid an avalanche of bad news, Ms Simeon's story and thousands like it across the country are prompting smiles as suddenly isolated people rush to care for animals, easing a burden on shelters and providing homes - even if just temporarily - for homeless dogs, cats and other pets.

Coronavirus crisis helps dog find home after 4 years in shelter

Coronavirus crisis helps dog find home after 4 years in shelter

Michael Levitt, 52, a television producer with vast experience in animal rescue programming, wanted to do his part to help strapped shelters cope with the crisis.“I spoke with my partner about fostering and he agreed that now, more than ever, we need to step up and do it,” he told TODAY.Michael Levitt was happy being part of a two-dog family until the coronavirus pandemic motivated him to help a Southern California shelter by fostering Toretto.

Shuttering of animal shelters prompts surge in pet fostering amid pandemic

Shuttering of animal shelters prompts surge in pet fostering amid pandemic

Shapiro is among thousands of volunteers who answered the call of animal shelters nationwide to foster a pet amid the worsening coronavirus pandemic.The number of animals needing homes is likely to climb, said Susan Schroeder, of owner Bronx Tails cat rescue in New York City.

Americans help animal shelters during coronavirus pandemic

Americans help animal shelters during coronavirus pandemic

Things were looking good for Axel Evensen, 17, when the coronavirus outbreak led to a stay-at-home order in California.“This has been his best and happiest year of school,” his mom, Jill Evensen, told TODAY.Axel Evensen, 17, cuddles his foster dog, Johnny.

Quarantine companions: 'If you can give a pet a home whilst self-isolating it’s fabulous'

Quarantine companions: 'If you can give a pet a home whilst self-isolating it’s fabulous'

As shelters brace for fewer volunteers and more surrendered animals, Australians are being urged to consider adopting or fostering.As the Covid-19 crisis progresses, RSPCA shelters around Australia have had to change their hours and take a number of other steps to protect their employees, volunteers and animals.

Why fostering a shelter animal during the coronavirus pandemic is a win-win

Why fostering a shelter animal during the coronavirus pandemic is a win-win

U.S. animal shelters and rescue organizations always rely on volunteers to care for dogs, cats and other pets in their homes temporarily while they wait for a forever home, but foster families will be particularly important during the coronavirus pandemic.

During coronavirus closures, what happens to animal shelters?

During coronavirus closures, what happens to animal shelters?

If adopting or fostering isn't something you can do, the organization recommends donating supplies to both animal shelters and other organizations like human food banks.Similar to HSUS' recommendations, Lacey suggests reaching out to your local shelters to see if they need help fostering or adopting animals.

Blind dog Devito needs a home after being left to fend for himself and eat roadkill to survive

Blind dog Devito needs a home after being left to fend for himself and eat roadkill to survive

Devito is currently living in a foster home (Picture: Oshkosh Area Humane Society)Despite his health issues, Devito would still make an amazing companion, and is ready to be adopted by someone who wants all the love from this 60lb gentle giant.

Dog owners share their heart-warming reasons for adopting pets from Romania

Dog owners share their heart-warming reasons for adopting pets from Romania

Caroline has urged owners to do their homework – as they would before getting any dog (Picture: Caroline Eyles)Lady was fostered the same way and Caroline was able to meet her first before deciding to adopt – while with Cody she had only seen a photograph and description before.

Dog dumped for being 'too old' makes triumphant return to Dog Bowl this weekend

Dog dumped for being 'too old' makes triumphant return to Dog Bowl this weekend

That’s when Laurie Johnson, director of the nonprofit Florida Little Dog Rescue Group, volunteered to personally foster Karlie in her family’s home.“We didn’t know how long she would have, but we were committed to making sure that she had a great rest of her life, however long it was,” Johnson told TODAY.Laurie Johnson's daughter, Lindsay, carries Karlie out of the shelter to head to her new foster home.

This Hotel Lets Guests Foster Dogs During Their Stay And Adopt Them Once They Leave

This Hotel Lets Guests Foster Dogs During Their Stay And Adopt Them Once They Leave

Guests are able to apply to adopt a dog at any time during their stay and they can bring their new pup up to their hotel room as soon as their application has been approved.

Reagandoodle and his little buddy share update on their growing family

Reagandoodle and his little buddy share update on their growing family

Three years ago, the heartwarming friendship between a little boy and his foster grandmother’s dog captured the hearts of people everywhere.“As soon as they met, there was an instant bond and just you could see the love between the two of them,” Sandi Swiridoff told NBC News.

Hunt to find owners who dumped ‘skin and bones’ dog in street

Hunt to find owners who dumped ‘skin and bones’ dog in street

The poor dog was close to death and was severely underweight (Picture: Northumberland County Council/SWNS)Tiggy is now being cared for in a foster home organised through Berwick Animal Rescue Kennels where she is on a special diet to help her regain some weight.

Dog who was found chained with front legs chopped off now in loving foster home

Dog who was found chained with front legs chopped off now in loving foster home

Tally has no front legs (Picture: SWNS)A Shar Pei puppy who had her front paws chopped off by cruel thugs in Romania is now enjoying a new life in Britain.She’s incredible happy now (Picture: SWNS)Karen had previously fostered another Shar Pei for her friend Gina McCallum, who runs the rescue charity.

Three women used spy cameras and meatballs to find a missing dog

Three women used spy cameras and meatballs to find a missing dog

Success (Picture: Shelly Spiller / SWNS) A cage filled with meaty treats tempted Zena in (Picture: Shelly Spiller / SWNS) The trio eventually found the cheeky pooch (Picture: Shelly Spiller / SWNS)The adventurous mutt is now staying at an animal rescue centre, where she will remain until she is ready to be fostered again.

Owner is reunited with six puppies stolen as she slept

Owner is reunited with six puppies stolen as she slept

The six five-week-old Springer Spaniels were enthralled to be back home (Picture: Aimee Foster / SWNS) The puppies were snatched on Monday night while owner Aimee Foster, 20, was sleeping (Picture: Aimee Foster / SWNS)Aimee is still heartbroken that the four-month-old puppy is still missing.

‘Wobbly’ disabled goldendoodle is living his best life travelling the USA

‘Wobbly’ disabled goldendoodle is living his best life travelling the USA

‘I had tonnes of fostering experience but none with special needs, so I knew Josh would be a new challenge,’ says Kim. The fluffiest boy (Picture: CATERS UK) ‘I didn’t even care that he had a disability though; I just felt it in my heart that this opportunity was meant for us,’ she continues.

Heartbreaking moment German Shepherd suffers nervous breakdown after being abandoned

Heartbreaking moment German Shepherd suffers nervous breakdown after being abandoned

But it was Preethi Pillaipakkam, who fosters dogs through DFW German Shepherd Rescue, a volunteer rescue organisation in Texas, who got to the shelter first to give Rocco a new lease on life.

41-pound cat on a mission to find a new home (and get in better shape)

41-pound cat on a mission to find a new home (and get in better shape)

That's when they met Iuzzolino, who has experience fostering cats until they find forever homes.“When Barsik was in the shelter, they couldn’t put him in one of the kennels because he was too big.

Fostering reduces stress levels in dogs: Study

Fostering reduces stress levels in dogs: Study

The findings, published in the journal PeerJ , indicate that short-term fostering temporarily reduces cortisol (stress hormone) levels and increases rest in shelter dogs. Md: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch). Md: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch).

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