FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – If you get lonely while self-quarantining, you might consider being a foster parent to a pet.
Shelters like the New River Humane Society are taking a variety of precautions amid the COVID-19 outbreak. The shelter in Fayetteville has limited its hours to appointment only and now cleans the entire facility after each visit.
Now, the shelter asks the public to consider fostering a pet to make room for others.
“For the animals, it does amazing things,” said Amy McGuire. “It gets them used to a home environment, it allows them to learn some of those social skills that they may not always have access to in the shelter environment and it gives them a whole different environment to grow in.”
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