One week after the closure, the organization introduced an online adoption process, enabling residents to find a furry companion during a time of isolation.
“This is a great opportunity to introduce a new pet into the home, as many people currently have more time to spend bonding with their new pet,” Jessica Bohrson with the Calgary Humane Society said.
“As of March 24, we have begun a modified adoption process and have since been receiving a number of new applications for our adoptable animals.”
Since being closed to the public for a number of days, Bohrson said the society is expecting to see an increase in applications in the coming days.
“It is very important that people continue to consider adopting animals during this crisis,” she said.
“We haven’t had a large increase in applications, but that is likely.”
LISTEN: The Calgary Human Society switches to online adoption
Bohrson said regulations surrounding entering the facility have also been changed to support safety recommendations during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Those new regulations include: only one person over the age of 18 is allowed to attend the animal meet-and-greet at the facility.
“The online system helps to ensure this safety is maintained.”View link »