Pet Adoptions during COVID: Questions for the Humane Society
Q:Has the surge in pet adoption during the pandemic been all good?
A: Yes. It has raised the awareness for people about what it means to adopt an animal, and I think that was great.
Q: Has the increase in adoptions created new challenges or opportunities for the future?
A: The Humane Society and other organizations work in underserved communities—veterinarian deserts—to make sure people can keep their animals.
Q:The pandemic shined a light on wet markets, where exotic animals are sometimes sold and butchered at open-air stalls. Is that going to have long-term ramifications?
A: What this Covid moment has done is really highlight the fact that animal welfare and human health are inextricably linked.
Mr. Kornelis is a writer in Seattle. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.