Neglected animals receive second chance amid global pandemic

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Many people who must stay home due to the pandemic have adopted a new pet, such as these dogs recently adopted from Animal Friends of the Valleys. Valley News/Shane Gibson photo
Animal shelters from across the country have seen their shelters become nearly empty in March and April due to stay-at-home orders put in place by state and local officials. Many people who are forced to stay home due to the pandemic have adopted or fostered a new pet. During the month of March, Animal Friends of the Valley in Wildomar provided homes for 94 cats and 172 dogs. In addition to those adopted, 56 pets have been taken to rescue organizations. Pets that are taken in by a rescue are able to get more socialization and specialized care depending on their needs. “We are so blessed to have a community that cares so deeply for the pets in need in our valleys. We truly could not do the work that we do without support of Animal Friends like you,” Animal Friends of the Valley sa
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