The holidays are often filled with the spirit of giving, and a pet shelter in Virginia is demonstrating a heart of generosity and kindness this season by doing something amazing– finding shelter animals permanent homes with loving families.
Lost Canine & Cat Rescue Foundation is bringing cats and dogs out of state into the NoVA region to be rescued. According to WTOP, the animals come from the backwoods of the South where they would likely be euthanized in the shelters due to the high quantity of strays and lost animals. The Arlington-based sanctuary has traveled by vehicle and plane to find homes for their adoptable pets. Dawn Wallace, the Executive Director, informed WTOP that they have had the ability to deliver pets great distances with the help of a person’s personal jet.
“Where often adopting a brand-new pet dog can be a little worrisome when it comes to the time they may need to have the pet settle right into their residence and adjust to their way of living, we’ve been provided this type of strange chance, time to be able to invest with them,” Wallace stated.
Their heartwarming objectives have been assisted by the uptick in adoptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. With so many individuals stuck inside and experiencing loneliness having a fuzzy friend to keep you company makes coping with the stress of the pandemic a little easier, and also Wallace notes the increase in individuals inviting pets into their homes to deal with the tension.
“You hear great deals of stories regarding concerns with isolation and battles individuals have had with the pandemic,” Wallace included. “Individuals have reached out and also taken a look at the convenience of adopting an animal offer their homes for fostering or adoption.”
According to Wallace, a good number of the pets have actually currently been adopted, with more on their way to their forever homes. While the sanctuary’s kind deeds have not gone unnoticed, they still require all the support they can get to proceed with their jobs and maintain ideal conditions for the shelter animals. For the holiday, the shelter encourages those that have the ability to make a contribution or to go above and beyond by taking in a pet dog, like a Shiba Inu, in need. Keeping an alert and agile Shiba dog can be a great addition to a family. Finding a new furry friend is indeed the gift that keeps on giving!