Prayers answered at some St. Louis pet adoption agencies amid coronavirus fears

Fosters and adoptions are going well for some places, but others are still pushing to get help as they're being forced to shut their doors.

March 24, 2020
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ST. LOUIS (KNOU) - In times of quarantine, stay-at-home orders and events being canceled around the world, it seems many people are turning to pets for comfort. Which has been a big help for pet adoption agency in the St. Louis area looking to move as many pets as possible before having to close to abide by the stay-at-home order.

Animal Protective Association of Missouri (APA) in Brentwood shared some good news on Sunday, stating that "EVERY SINGLE PET THAT CAN BE PLACED IN FOSTER HAS BEEN!!!" 

They say the call was answered in just two days and shared photos of its empty stalls and cages. 

Despite initial reports that pets were prone to coronavirus, the CDC and WHO assured that pets cannot contract COVID-19 and are not at risk for spreading it.

Other pet adoption agencies around the area have also been asking for help from foster parents and are making adoptions easier and cheaper on families during this virus pandemic.

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Late last week, Gateway Pet Guardians in East St. Louis says they moved 48 animals into foster homes "in a matter of just a few days." 

The Humane Society of Missouri waived and reduced adoptions fees over the weekend for all of its animals, before having to close its doors on Monday.

There was an interesting situation for Stray Rescue of St. Louis, who received a call about a woman who woke up to find a random dog inside her car. Stray Rescue says they believe someone "put a dog in their car last night and left him!"

 

Center for Animal Rescue and Enrichment of St. Louis (CARE STL) put out a call on Monday with "desperate needs fosters and adopters."

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) suggests that pet owners and anyone responsible for a furry friend takes necessary precautions, which includes stocking up on a month-long supply of food and medication, keeping medical records up to date, washing your hands while handling your pet, disinfecting pets products like bowls and leashes, and designating an emergency caregiver.

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