Lehigh Co. Humane Society: Adoptions have increased during pandemic

Written by on March 15, 2021

Lehigh Co. Humane Society: Adoptions have increased during pandemic

By Megan Brubaker, Lehigh University

March 15, 2021

Photo by Christian Domingues from Pexels

While 2020 came with challenges, it was a good year to be a rescue pup, according to Teisha Jones, director of operations at the Lehigh County Humane Society. 

That’s because people spent more time at home, and many local families adopted pets as quarantine companions, she says. 

“COVID-19 forced everyone to slow down. So when everyone slowed down, they were listening a little bit more. It allowed animal welfare as a whole to get their message out further,” Jones says. 

The rescue facility has seen an increase in adoption rates since the start of the pandemic. It also assists local families with training the dogs after they find homes. 

The facility also offers an Affordable Veterinary Clinic which operates five days a week and provides affordable vet care for pet owners. 

This story is part of a collaboration between WLVR News and Lehigh University’s Department of Journalism & CommunicationView all student stories.

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