« An animal needs time even after the home office »: Eastern Swiss animal rights activists and homes fear an increase in abandoned and returned animals
The demand for pets in times of Corona continues unchecked. Some animal shelters have also observed that more and more cats are being returned. Animal welfare associations fear an increase in abandoned animals after Corona and home office.
Work in the home office, gastronomy and leisure activities closed; These days, life is mainly taking place in your own four walls. Especially single people therefore need a furry companion. “The demand for pets is very high all year round. Small dogs in particular have been popular for a few months, ”says Heinz Staub, owner of the Sitterhöfli animal shelter in Engelburg. In addition to a new home, Corona and home office have other advantages for the animals. « The owners are at home more often and therefore take more care of their pets again. »