Pet adoptions don’t solely assist animals discover perpetually houses, however they’ll additionally assist make people happier.
Latest research present that the bond folks construct with their pets can convey extra happiness into their lives.
“Let’s face it, most individuals are happier after they have a companion animal of their life,” stated Jenny Schlueter, Chicago Animal Care and Management spokesperson.
Proudly owning a pet may also help decrease stress ranges, enhance health, and open new alternatives for social interactions, in line with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Animal shelters throughout the U.S reported adoption spikes throughout the coronavirus pandemic as folks had been confined to their houses.
“The silver lining of the pandemic has been that pet adoption has gone up considerably,” Schlueter stated. “There are extra folks keen to foster animals which is absolutely, actually nice.”
Nonetheless, as COVID-19 restrictions loosen and other people return to work, shelters are starting to see their pet populations rise as soon as once more.
“Proper now, what we’re engaged on is how will we hold the momentum going,” stated Schlueter, echoing requires assist from shelters throughout the nation. “Who can’t use the kind of unconditional love that you just get from a companion animal.”
NBCUniversal is teaming up with a whole bunch of shelters to host its annual Clear the Shelters pet adoption drive. The nationwide occasion kicked off Aug. 23 and runs till Sept. 19 with waived or discounted adoption charges.
Click here for more information on Clear the Shelters and to discover a taking part location in your neighborhood the place you’ll be able to undertake or donate.