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BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. – As we look at the impacts on our community during the coronavirus pandemic, we can't forget about animals that call it home too.
Animal adoptions are down at one local shelter, Butte Human Society's Executive Director says usually they adopt out 100 animals per month.
Since the stay-at-home order went into effect they've seen about 60 dog and cat adoptions.
Katrina Woodcox says all paperwork is online via the phone or skype and when the exchange does take place the volunteers wear masks and gloves.
When COVID hit, when the shelter-in-place was put into effect, we focused on getting our animals out into foster because we weren’t sure what it would look like,” Woodcox said. “But we didn’t have such an interest in adopting, which makes sense because folks are home.”
The Butte Human Society has a pet food pantry that helped out during the Camp Fire.
Thanks to a grant and generous donations, they’re able to deliver pet food to those who really need it – like people who can’t leave their house or for health reasons.