Global coronavirus pandemic caused self-isolation in the most countries in the world.
But, global lockdown also caused some good things to happen.
An animal shelter is celebrating after all of its adoptable pets found homes amid the coronavirus pandemic.
On Thursday, Riverside County Department of Animal Services (RCDAS) in Southern California shared a video of shelter employees standing next to empty cages and cheering.
“We cleared the shelter!” the adoption centre captioned the video. “All of our adoptable animals have been adopted! Thank you to everyone who adopted or fostered an animal.”
The increase in pet adoptions has come amid the coronavirus pandemic, which has seen much of the nation under lockdown in an effort to curb the spread of the virus.
In the heartwarming video, a Riverside County Animal Services employee named Julie explains that the shelter wanted to thank the community for stepping up in the time of need.
“The community has come forward to our plea to help us adopt and foster animals and right now, at our facility, we have no animals up for adoption!” she said, gesturing to the empty shelter.
In addition to expressing its gratitude, the agency also asked that pet owners reach out if they need help with their animals, rather than bringing them to the shelter.
“Please let us help you keep animals in your home rather than bringing them into the shelter,” Julie said, urging people to visit the shelter’s website for more information. “We have resources for you, we have ideas for you, we have ways that you can help us bring strays back home immediately.”