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It seems people around the US aren’t just stocking up on toilet paper and frozen food amid the coronavirus pandemic, many are also taking home a new foster pet.

Animal rescue organizations are reporting a large uptick in interested foster parents over the past month, especially in hard-hit areas like New York City.

Best Friends Animal Society, a nationwide nonprofit, closed their New York City shelter because all of the pets have found foster homes.

Volunteers at a Colorado animal shelter have found a silver lining in the coronavirus pandemic: local residents are adopting pets in droves,to the point where their facilities were fully cleared out twice this week.

All that extra time at home seems to have given some new pet-owners a chance to rescue a dog or cat. I really hope that this interest in fostering continues beyond the crisis.

Source: CBS News