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Cat shelter's urgent plea for new homes for pets as virus forces them to close

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Many pet shelters are facing imminent closure as Coronavirus takes hold, with one warning that if new owners cannot be found, its cats will be put into cages.

By Zoë Monk , 21 Mar 2020

 

The Arbroath and Central Cats Protection in Scotland has announced it has been forced to close its doors due to the coronavirus. But without forever homes for them, the cats in their care will be transferred to a shelter in Glasgow – and be kept in cages.

Desperate plea for new homes

The devastated adoption centre staff are now urging people who might be thinking of adopting a cat to do so sooner rather than later. Otherwise, the poor felines face a very uncertain and bleak future.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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But unfortunately, this animal shelter is not alone.

No new intake of pets

An RSPCA adoption centre in Coventry has been forced to announce that it will no longer be taking in any more animals due to the virus. They shared on social media that due to coronavirus they will not be accepting any new dogs or cats for the foreseeable future. It's likely that other RSPCA rescue centres will also stop taking in pets in the near future too.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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It's expected that the number of people looking to rehome their pets will rise significantly due to the virus. Meanwhile, adoptions will likely see a dramatic decline. However, owners are urged not to panic into abandoning their pets, especially when there will likely be a huge number needing urgent help very soon.

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