Why not co-isolate with a puppy in need?
While the Australian government encourages us to self-isolate throughout the speading Coronavirus, animal shelters have been hit hard by the lack of fostering.
With most of us staying indoors, rescue shelters are experiencing a build up of animals with limited resources, and no where to safely put them.
Now, shelters around the world are encouraging people to temporarily foster an animal through quarantine.
Pound Paws founder, Brittany Bloomer says that while you'll be helping out shelters, there's also plenty of benefits for you.
"Not only do pets make self isolation more enjoyable, but they are proven to be better for mental health, especially for those at home on their own."
CEO of Best Friends Animal Society, Julie Castle agrees, telling People that this is the time to do it.
“If you don’t have a pet and are thinking about getting one, now is the perfect time to ‘try it on’ by fostering from your local shelter. Shelters and pet adoption facilities nationwide need people to foster pets on a temporary basis."
The World Health Organization have confirmed that pets are not at risk of spreading COVID-19, plus, science shows that spending time with an animal can improve your quality of life.
Who can really say they'd prefer to spend isolation without cuddling a puppy or kitty? So, find your local shelter and get fostering.