WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) While many businesses are now open in the green phase, the Luzerne County SPCA remains closed to the general public.
These cats and dogs have been receiving extra love and care during the coronavirus pandemic.
“During this COVID, we’ve really sort of tightened things down to limit the number of individuals in the community from coming in and out of our doors,” said Todd Hevner, executive director of the SPCA of Luzerne County.
Though they are closed to the public, all of the animals at the SPCA of Luzerne County are waiting to be adopted.
But the adoption process is a little different than in the past.
“All of our available animals are able to be seen on our website and pet finder and you can grab an application on our website and then fax or email it to us,” said Hevner.
Counselors will then go through the application process and call qualifying applicants to set up an appointment. Currently, there are more than 100 cats and 8 dogs available for adoption.
Sparkle has been here since March, since the beginning of the pandemic, and she is just waiting to be adopted.
Adoption numbers did go down when Luzerne County was under a stay-at-home order, but so did the shelter’s intake.
“Although they aren’t pre-COVID levels, we are baby-stepping back towards that and hope our community is still incredibly interested in bringing a new forever furry friend into their family,” said Hevner.
The Luzerne County SPCA also continues to take in stray animals. You just need to knock on the front door to let staff know you are there.
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