PETS AT HOME: All the pets at this animal shelter have been adopted!

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FOR the first time in the history of the Chicago Animal Care and Control shelter, there are no animals up for adoption.

The coronavirus lockdown has meant that lots of people are spending loads more time at home than they usually would. While some have picked up new hobbies or learnt a new skill, lots of those without a fluffy friend at home have decided that now is the perfect opportunity to pick up a pet.

In fact, in the US, a nationwide animal adoption service called PetPoint noted that adoptions had risen by 700% compared to last year.

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Chicago Animal Care and Control took to social media to announce their good news.


“Yep, you read that right, we are out of adoptable animals! It’s something we never thought we’d say… and we’re so happy to bring you this news.”

“We want to thank everyone who stepped up to adopt from Chicago Animal Care and Control over the last few weeks as well as those who are fostering, and to all of our amazing partners for continuing to transfer animals out of the shelter. We have been amazed at the outpouring of people wanting to help during this time.”

Picture credits: Chicago Animal Care and Control, iStock

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bubble27 · 9 months ago

Aaaahh sweet! I’ve got a dog myself and I don’t know what I’d do without him at these times!

katkid10 · 8 months ago


rainbow8 · 8 months ago

❤I used this story for some home work. we had to write a newspaper

katkid10 · 8 months ago

I should put that down on the newspaper that I am doing.

puppyb · 8 months ago

OH SO CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

arya · 7 months ago

🐶 Really good!

badgehuff · 3 months ago

Definitely happy news!

meta · 1 month ago

are that's so nice and SUCH a comforting idea thank you everyone for being so kind and adopting these wonderful animals

meta · 1 month ago

me and my friend a making a newspaper called words out and this amazing piece of news is definitely going in it THANK YOU for shearing