Alone no more: People are turning to dogs, cats and chickens to cope with self-isolation
Kim Kavin and Heather Kelly, The Washington Post Published 3:29 pm EDT, Friday, March 20, 2020
Animal Care Centers of NYC - an open-intake shelter that received about 21,000 animals last year - put out a call for additional foster homes on March 13.
"We thought we'd get 50," said Katy Hansen, director of marketing and communications. "We got 2,000 people who filled out the application." The vast majority, Hansen says, are millennials who live with a roommate, have no kids, and are either working from home or suddenly out of a job.