Amid coronavirus social distancing, families are stepping up to adopt and foster, looking for either a companion to symbiotically lift their spirits with, or to lend a hand in times of need.
Hamilton's Animal Friends Humane Society announced on their Facebook page on March 19 that nearly all of their adoptable pets have found homes, both permanent and temporary with foster families.
"To our community of animal lovers - YOU MADE THIS POSSIBLE! With the exception of 3 dogs still available in our Dog Adoption wing, and 5 dogs being housed in our Stray Dogs wing waiting on owners to claim them, we have CLEARED OUR SHELTER," the post reads.
"The last 4 days have been busy and exciting! It’s so uplifting to see family after family offering up their homes to a foster animal. This not only lessens the burden on our staff and volunteers, but more importantly it ensures those animals will not have to endure the majority of their days alone in the shelter should we be forced to close down. We simply cannot thank you all enough!"
If you're interested in adopting or fostering, visit animalfriendshs.org to see the current animals looking for homes. If you're not able to take in a furry friend, you can also donate to the rescue.
Animal Friends Humane Society, 1820 Princeton Road, Hamilton.