Best Friends Animal Society urges adoptions in wake of post-pandemic shelter challenges

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Best Friends Animal Society, a leading national animal welfare organization, is urging the public to consider adopting and fostering. Valley News/Courtesy photo
KANAB, UT – Best Friends Animal Society, a leading national animal welfare organization, is urging the public to consider adopting and fostering now due to a decrease in pet adoptions in shelters across the country coupled with a seasonal increase in animal intake, compared to 2020. New data below highlights shelter challenges and adoptions trends, including a dramatic decrease in staff levels at shelters which is causing reduced operations and a lower capacity for animals. As a result, many shelters are struggling to keep pace with public demand. “I’ve said it many times before, but now more than ever, we need the public to adopt or foster,” Best Friends CEO Julie Castle said. “If you have been considering getting a new pet, now is the time. The
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