Dog and cat adoptions increase during pandemic | Local News

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More furry friends are finding their forever homes recently, as people working from home discover they have time to add a pet to their families.

Animal adoptions have risen over the past nine months, and animal shelter employees believe it is likely due to the decision of many businesses to have employees work from home during the pandemic.

At the beginning of the 2020 year, Fayette Friends of Animals shelter was at capacity with dogs, which is about 60. Since then, the time between taking in animals and families adopting them has shortened to less than two weeks, said Mollie

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Cats and dogs are a furry antidote for some stuck at home in pandemic | Local News

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Susan Orlinski, a Buffalo resident, said her house felt empty after her cat died over the summer. To fill the void, she adopted Cocoa Bear and Penelope Pussycat from A Purr-fect Fit Animal Rescue and Adoption Center in Amherst. 

“As things started opening up and then shutting down again, it got obvious how quiet it was around my house,” Orlinski said.

Amherst resident Patty Brandel adopted two cats from A Purr-fect Fit to help her two daughters who, she said, have struggled with anxiety since Covid-19 began. 

“They told us what a huge difference it has made to have the

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Does Maine Have More Cat People or Dog People.

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First let me admit, I am a dog guy. So when I read a story on pet adoption during the pandemic, something surprised me. Not that the adoption numbers are up during the pandemic, that makes perfect sense. More time at home is the perfect time to adopt an animal.

The fact that surprised me was in the national story I read it pointed out that more cats have been adopted than dogs. It hit me with surprise because of the earlier stated fact. I’m a dog guy. So of course I think, so is everyone. Sorry for the prejudice.

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CES 2021: Top COVID-19 Gadgets Include This Headless Comfort Cat

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Yukai Engineering debuted a prototype of Qoobo at CES 2020.

As with just about every live event and convention over the last calendar year, the 2021 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the world’s largest annual trade show of consumer tech, is taking place online for the first time in its 54-year history. Anticipating the pandemic to leave its permanent mark on our lives and consumer demand to shift as a result, exhibitors this year are showing off innovative (sometimes weird) inventions that are supposed to make life in the “new normal” a bit easier.

From the thousands of virtual product booths

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Pet Food Recall 2021: Sportmix Dog Food Recall Expands After More Deaths

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Midwestern Pet Foods issued a nationwide recall on some of its dog and cat foods on December 30 due to potentially fatal aflatoxin levels. On January 11, Midwestern Pet Foods announced that it has expanded the recall to include more products produced at its Chickasha, Oklahoma facility.

The recall now includes dog and cat foods made with corn products that expire on or before July 9, 2022, “because those products may contain aflatoxin levels which exceed acceptable limits.” Those foods have been distributed nationally to online and retail locations. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says that as of January

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