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Lake Humane Society empties kennel, finding new homes for animals despite coronavirus outbreak

The shelter still has 24 cats, four bunnies & two guinea pigs in its care, but was able to empty its kennel with 11 adoptions prior to Ohio's stay-at-home order.
Credit: Lake Humane Society`

MENTOR, Ohio — Good news is certainly welcome these days with the coronavirus crisis hitting the United States, and one Northeast Ohio animal shelter was able to provide just that recently.

Using a video post on their Facebook page, the Lake Humane Society & Adoption Center excitedly announced their kennel is empty after they did 11 adoptions in one-single day.

Part of their fun Facebook post included a video of their kennel being completely empty and read, "Our kennel is empty! That's right... EMPTY!"

This is obviously wonderful news for the humane society and the timing was just right, perhaps now more than ever with the coronavirus pandemic and yesterday being the final day of adoptions due to the stay-at-home order put in by Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine:

"We hoped to go out with a bang (while practicing social distancing and cleaning, of course) -- and we did just that thanks to all of our wonderful adopters who opened their homes and hearts to our shelter pets in need. These pets are now in cozy, loving, safe forever homes where they can hunker down with their new family, instead of here at the shelter. We are so grateful."

The humane society did mention in its Facebook post that 24 cats, four bunnies and two guinea pigs remain in their care. For the time being, their animal care staff is able to report to work in order to feed, medicate and care their current animal residents. 

Should the humane society need to close down the shelter completely, they announced that foster homes have already stepped up to help and they would have coverage for all 30 animals, in addition to the 26 pets already in foster homes. 

The shelter is putting all non-emergency intakes on hold for the time being; however, they will still remain a resource to our community no matter the circumstances. Should you need assistance, or if you find yourself in an emergency situation where you must surrender your pet, they are asking to contact their Intake Coordinator at intake@lakehumane.org.

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