Ruff House Rescue institutes ‘drive-through adoptions’ amid COVID-19 outbreak
The coronavirus pandemic is overwhelming the already struggling animal shelters on Long Island as fewer people are adopting and some are surrendering their pets.
Diane Indelicato, president of Ruff House Rescue in Island Park, says shelters need more volunteers now more than ever to stave off euthanizing unwanted pets.
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Instead of holding the large adoption events they usually have, the rescue group got creative. They're now organizing what they call "Drive-Through Adoptions" that will allow people to meet dogs and cats while keeping their distance from other humans.
“What we're going to be doing is have people go online to see our adoptable pets, then they submit an application and we would have them meet one on one,” says Indelicato.
Anyone interested in volunteering or donating to Ruff House can do so at its website.