But a little reported impact of the disaster has been the abandonment of family pets by owners unwilling or unable to care for them amid lockdown conditions and misguided fears of contamination. On one latest afternoon, a woman driving a Mercedes Benz approached this TIME reporter on the street in Shanghai and asked whether I would take any of the three properly-groomed dogs that sat on the rear passenger seats. There have been several reports providing proof of SARS-CoV-2 infection in household pets. A17-12 months-outdated dog in Hong Kong repeatedly tested “weakly constructive” for coronavirus in March and later died.
They might spend most of their lives chained up, which can harm them in many ways. They may be harmed physically from lack of exercise and injuries from chains, in addition to psychologically by boredom and frustration.
Because the cat’s proprietor had tested constructive for COVID-19, it appears probably that … Read More