According to data from 24HourPetWatch, a pet microchip company that collects data from roughly 1,500 US shelters and rescue centers, cat and dog adoptions have actually decreased by about a third compared to the same period last year.

“We did see an initial spike in adoptions in early March,” says Matt Bershadker, the president and chief executive officer at the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, whose adoptions are not reflected in the above data. But they’ve since leveled off. Bershadker says this is partly because the organization has had to close its shelter doors in New York due to safety concerns. They’ve instead moved these animals to foster homes.

They don’t appear to be the only ones. Based on the data from 24PetWatch, fostering for cats has skyrocketed, while dogs in new foster homes have tapered off.

Anecdotally, shelters have had a hard time filling up with new animals they can pair with potential owners. “We simply aren’t able to intake enough animals with the three closed county shelters not taking stray animals and what appears to be a decrease in owner surrenders during this time,” Patricia Kennedy, the executive director of City Dog Rescue in Washington, DC, told DCist.

Bershadker notes that because so many animals are in foster homes now, adoption rates should increase again soon. Instead of reinstating in-person shelter adoptions, though, applications will continue to be conducted virtually until the animals can reach their long-term homes.

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