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Animal Shelter cleared

Animal Shelter cleared

21 dogs and 58 cats were adopted out since the pandemic began.

Adoption numbers have surged at Campaspe Animal Shelter following the increase in the number of people working from home.

On Wednesday 15th April, all the adoptable dogs in the shelter were adopted out and only one cat was left available.

Operations Manager Kate Kemp said it had been a busy few weeks at the shelter.

"Since COVID-19 was announced as a pandemic on the 12th March, we've seen a significant increase in our adoptions," she said.

"Twenty-one dogs and 58 cats were finding homes since that time, which is almost double the amount that we adopted out this time last year."

The increase in adoptions came as people spent more time at home due to restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

"With a lot of people obviously working from home now, they feel it's a good time to introduce a furry friend into their home, which is fantastic!" said Ms Kemp.

While the success of last week was something to celebrate there were still plenty of animals waiting in line for their turn to find a home.

"We're getting calls everyday about adoptable's," Ms Kemp said.

"We do have over 50 other animals in care that are just awaiting their de-sexing appointments and then they'll move into the adoption areas."

The list of adoptable pets can be found on the Campaspe Animal Shelter page at https://www.campaspe.vic.gov.au/Business/Council-businesses/Campaspe-Animal-Shelter/Adopt-an-animal

The shelter has moved to appointments to adhere to social distancing requirements.

To make an appointment or inquire about an animal call 03 5480 3005.

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