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COVID sees spike in pet adoption

Since the onset of COVID-19 and people self-isolating and working from home, pet adoption numbers have gone through the roof.

The addition of a new pet has brought a lot of happiness to families, especially those with young children, who have been home schooling and cut off from their friends over recent months.

Sally Rogers of Happy Paws Haven Inc said that they have seen a big increase in rehoming of their cats and dogs.

“Since January we have rehomed 27 cats and 78 dogs,” Sally said.

“April was our biggest month with 12 cats and 33 dogs – that’s double what we normally do.

“Because of demand, breeders have increased their prices and if you go onto Gumtree, you won’t find anything much for under $2000,” she said.

Sally said that she wanted to thank everyone who have provided a home for their animals and for their contribution to the shelter.

“Each contribution helps us to continue to do what we do in saving, rehabilitating, educating and rehoming the animals,” she said.