WCAS Is Promoting Foster Adoptions
Winnebago County Animal Services (WCAS) wants you to know that they're looking for foster homes for their animals to help them keep the shelter population down.
The reasons are two-fold.
For one, keeping the shelter numbers down will help in the event that WCAS has to close because of COVID-19.
And secondly, lots of people are finding themselves at home during this crisis, and studies show that having some company, even in the form of four legs and a tail, can help offset the loneliness that some people are experiencing during "social distancing."
Or, you could skip the fostering part, and go straight for an adoption.
Pets are also still available for adoption.
Winnebago County Animal Services has suspended non-emergency shelter intake.
Officers will still respond to calls where public or the animal’s safety are in jeopardy, but other non-emergency calls are being halted.