Pet Alliance Took In 30 Puppies from An Alabama Shelter Closed Due COVID. Here’s How Those Pups Are Doing Now – Central Florida News
Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando rescued about 30 puppies from an Alabama shelter after nearly all staff became sick with COVID-19 and could not care for the animals. the The coronavirus is increasing in Alabama as well as in Florida due to the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant.
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The rural animal shelter in Dothan, Alabama, had to temporarily close its doors after the majority of employees were either quarantined or contracted COVID-19.
Kathy Burns, director of Pet Alliance Shelter, says a team of transfer partners across the south helped move the 30 pups to the shelters in central Florida.
“So half of the thirty have already been adopted for the time being. Went up and down over the past week. So that’s good news. “
There are only a few litters left because they have not yet met the criteria.
“Two litters that were not of legal age, ie are less than 8 weeks old and are currently in foster families. And then we have a litter that has just been spayed, neutered, operated on and will be off site at an adoption event. “
More than 5,000 cats and dogs are adopted each year by the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando.