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Animal adoptions spike during pandemic

Today I dropped by the Quincy Humane Society, to find out how they have dealt with COVID-19. Turns out the pandemic has caused an increase in pet adoption! Find out more and how you can help tonight on WGEM news at Six. 

Posted by WGEM News - The Tri-States' News Leader on Tuesday, August 4, 2020

QUINCY (WGEM) — Pet adoptions are booming in Quincy and workers at the Quincy Humane Society say the pandemic is behind it.

The Quincy Humane Society has been busy this pandemic, trying to get pets to their new homes, like little Olive here.

Executive Director, Sally Westerhoff, says with more people spending time at home due to COVID-19, the pet adoptions have increased.

"We actually were moving a lot of animals, and still are. We do have a lot of kittens here because it's kitten season. So during the month of August, all of our cat and kitten adoptions are twenty dollars."

"Just awareness that we have a lot of animals still available for adoption a lot of great animals still here."

Sally Westerhoff | Executive Director

You can be a part of the solution here at Quincy Humane Society by coming down to help volunteer to help small kittens like Olive and Aspen.

Reporting in Quincy...Jayda Hill...WGEM News.

The Quincy humane society is open Monday through Saturday from 11:30am-5:00pm.

And has a pet adoption this Saturday at Pet Supplies Plus from 10:00am-1:00pm.

Click here for more information and how to volunteer at the Humane Society.

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Jayda Hill

Jayda Hill is a Multimedia Journalist for WGEM News.

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