At the beginning of the pandemic, shelters rejoiced as people who were stuck at home began adopting dogs to keep them company. Now, however, as economic hardships are hitting home, some are being forced to surrender their dogs.
The ASPCA estimates 24.4 million animals will soon be living in poverty with their families due to the virus, a 21% increase since February. ASPCA research shows that a lack of affordable veterinary care and limited access to spay/neuter services are important potential contributors to pet relinquishment. They have launched programs and partnerships in Los Angeles, Miami and New York City to make veterinary care more accessible and affordable. Continue reading Pandemic Recession Hits Dogs→
Health officials say one of the most dangerous things you can do during this pandemic is to eat inside a restaurant. They recommend eating on the patio. How serendipitous that many patios allow you to bring your dog along!
Not sure where to go? Check out Zomato from Urban Spoon to search for restaurants near you with outside seating. Just enter your city or town where it currently says “Canton”. Then call the restaurant to find out how dog friendly they are.