ARE Animal Rescue in Hemet recognized nationally for saving pets during COVID-19 pandemic

HEMET – ARE Animal Rescue, an all-volunteer nonprofit organization in Hemet, is one of 15 animal shelters and rescues nationwide recently recognized by American Pets Alive! for its work in saving pets’ lives during the COVID-19 pandemic. In making the announcement, American Pets Alive! said that ARE Animal Rescue for April 2020 increased its adoption rate 293% compared with April 2019, finding forever homes for 266 pets. In April 2019, the rescue had placed 91 pets. While the pandemic has forced some shelters and rescues to scale back on their operations, or close down, ARE Animal Rescue has ramped up its work on behalf of the communities it serves. In April 2020, the rescue took in 309 pets including kittens, adult cats, puppies and adult dogs. By comparison, the rescue saved 1
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