Clear the Shelters: hundreds of local adoptable pets need forever homes
August is normally one of the busiest months for animal shelters across the region, in part because of kitten season. But this year, there are other factors at play, making it even busier than usual as our area is seeing an increase in the number of animal intakes.
Preparing for coronavirus? Don’t forget your pets
ROANOKE, Va. – A local animal shelter is reminding you to think about your pets as the coronavirus spreads. Most local shelters have very little space and likely would not be able to take in very many pets. SPCA Executive Director Denise Hayes said that one way you can help is by signing up to be a foster. While pets can get the coronavirus, it’s different than the human version. The shelter has also been working with other shelters to come up with a plan in case a shelter staff member gets sick.