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Animal Shelter Offers Online Adoption For Aspiring Pet Owners Amid The Pandemic

During the pandemic, everybody’s routine was put to a sudden halt. You must have found yourself looking for an outlet to cope with the change. The desire to be busy has a lot to do with the pandemic. When you’re stuck at home for what seems like months on end, you come up with endless activities to keep yourself entertained.

To give an example, when the Philippines was placed under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) last March, people starting learning to make Dalgona coffee. As time went by, Filipinos joined devoted to TikTok challenges.

Others have looked into the possibility of pet adoption. The Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) opened online adoption services for aspiring pet owners.

Finding the perfect match

PAWS is a non-profit organization committed to promoting the fair treatment of all animals and protecting their rights. They screen parties interested in adopting dogs or cats they keep at the shelter.

Before the pandemic, they would ask applicants to visit their shelter in Quezon City, Philippines, for an interview. They will then go on a tour around the applicant’s house to determine eligibility.

Taking things online

PAWS volunteers resorted to online adoption procedures during the pandemic. They conduct interviews and house tours through Zoom. Those who pass the interview are then invited to the shelter. They can interact there with their potential future pets. There is more about this story at the 04:58 mark:

Credits to CNN Philippines

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