Suddenly – the whole world is in the grip of a pandemic. While we wash our hands, clip our fingernails, self-isolate and do whatever we think is best to protect ourselves and others from Covid-19, there is some good news.
WHO Let the Dogs Out
Carol mentioned that pet abandonment was escalating because some people believed that dogs were spreading the virus. This horrified many of us who regard our furry friends as family members.
These are frightening times. The thought of loved, defenceless pets being discarded is hard to process. They bring joy and comfort into a home, and see us through the hardest of times.
Happily, this is is now known to be highly unlikely. We hope news spreads as quickly as rumours, and not one more pet is discarded due to fear and mis-information.
The current spread of COVID-19 is a result of human to human transmission. To date, there is no evidence that companion animals can spread the disease.
There is no justification in taking measures against companion animals which may compromise their welfare,”World Organisation for Animal health
Somebody tweeted, “Who Let the Dogs Out!” – We sing along in gratitude.