Animal Shelters Searching for Foster Parents During Pandemic

BY Rachel Cagle
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"It appears dogs and cats can't get sick from COVID-​19, but that doesn't mean the coronavirus pandemic isn't a threat to animal shelters, rescue organizations and the millions of homeless, helpless critters they care for," reports USA Today.

Animal shelters are encouraging Americans to foster animals during the COVID-​19 outbreak. Not only will it give the animals an opportunity to have a temporary, or perhaps permanent in some cases, family, it will also benefit those who choose to foster. Pets can help people combat loneliness and break up the monotony of days spent at home. Dog walks are also a great excuse to go outside and get some fresh air and exercise a few times per day.

"Growing numbers of animals will need temporary or permanent shelter as the summer puppy and kitten season is approaching," says USA Today.

Many Americans are stuck inside, passing their lonely time by staring at screens. Those screens can show Animal Cause Supporters the benefits, both to the animals and themselves, of fostering animals during the pandemic. Last year, according to AudienceSCAN, Animal Cause Supporters took action after seeing TV commercials, ads on social media and email ads.

AudienceSCAN data is available for your applications and dashboards through the SalesFuel API. In addition, AdMall contains industry profiles on animal shelters and pet stores, as well as lead lists at the local level. Media companies, sales reps and agencies can access this data with a subscription to AdMall from SalesFuel.