Coronavirus: Animal shelters clear out twice in one week as pets get adopted in droves

Volunteers at a Colorado animal shelter have found a silver lining in the coronavirus pandemic: local residents are adopting pets in droves, to the point where their facilities were fully cleared out twice this week.


The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region celebrated the exodus of cats and dogs from its two facilities on Facebook, posting videos of the empty animal shelter on Thursday. 

The post read: “We emptied out our Cat Adoption Centre on Tuesday, and last night, we adopted out every dog in our available dog kennel! Amazing!”