Paw-some furry friends are being adopted faster than ever

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Beaverton Hummer

By Natalie Foote

Quarantine isn’t fun, but for cats, dogs, gerbils, parakeets, and other pets, it’s amazing. Their owners are home 24/7 to care for them and keep them company. But not all animals are this lucky. The 6.5 million animals entering shelters every year have no home to call their own, and after social distancing protocols were put in place across the US, shelters had to make some tough decisions.

Many shelters had little hope for the sometimes hundreds of animals they had to shelter in temporary homes when they were forced to shut down, but according to Oregon Live, communities came forward to help out.

On the other end of things, some families are sending pets to the street due to not being able to afford food for their pets because of layoffs. The Oregon Humane Society, in an effort to keep as many pets in homes…

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