Out of numerous good things that can happen in a month, getting a monthly dose of happy and adorable pictures of pets is surely the best. Also, is there anything that’s more wholesome than cute and cuddly fluffballs finding their forever homes? Check out the most heartwarming pics of adopted animals of March Below, and those of February, January, and December too.
As claimed by the RSPCA, one of the few positive outcomes of the COVID-19 pandemic is a significant increase in the adoption of pets. Amidst so many unfortunate COVID-19 lockdowns, a rapid interest in adopting and rehoming pets in shelters has been noted. A representative from RSPCA stated: “Since lockdown started, on March 23, to December 31 the RSPCA’s Find a Pet section of the website had 39,835,657 views compared to 23,681,542 in the same period the previous year”. This is a noteworthy rise of 68%.
#1 Nothing Compares To The Cuteness Of Shelter Dogs
#2 Before And After Adoption
#3 She Finally Found Her Forever Home At 13-Years-Old
#4 She’s Happy That Her Brother Too Was Adopted
#5 He Looks Like A Baby Hippo
Data suggests that there has been a considerable rise in pet ownership during the pandemic. Between January and July 2020, Google keyword searches for ‘puppies near me’ saw a rise of 650%. Not only that, but ‘Adopting a dog’ witnessed a 204% search increase, and ‘Kittens near me’ saw a 188% increase. As suggested by government figures, licenses issued for commercial import of dogs increased by 87%.
#6 He Looks A Little Too Comfortable
#7 Meet Grandpa Todd!
#8 Say Hi To Rocky!
#9 Billy Mae Was So Excited To Come Home With Us!
#10 Just Got Home From Adopting This Fella!
The Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association of the United Kingdom also confirmed the surge of pet ownership using a Covid-19 Pet Survey. This survey revealed that 35% of young adults got new pets. Also, Pets4Homes, an online marketplace, stated that the demand for puppies increased by 104% during May 2020, which was the peak of lockdown.
#11 The Best Roommate Ever
#12 Now I’m The Mama Of This Munchkin
#13 This Girl Is Incredibly Sweet
#14 My Parents Adopted An Absolute Cuddler!
#15 Murphy Was Rescued Three Days Ago
Dermot Murphy, the head of the animal rescue teams at RSPCA, stated that there are some inevitable downsides 0f the surge of the adoption of pets. One major concern is that many people might have bought pets on impulse, and they might be neglected once the lifestyle of the owners goes back to normal after the pandemic. Also, due to economic crises and financial difficulties faced by everyone, many people might find it hard to afford pets. Murphy urges people to thoroughly do their research and make sure they can provide their pets with the required time, care, and other necessities, before deciding to adopt. He revealed that he fears that lots of animals might be neglected and abandoned when life returns to normal.