The Deshommes’ story has a happy ending: Nova and Luna Bear went to a foster home organized by the Animal Protective Association of Missouri, and the family eventually found an affordable apartment and moved in, felines in tow.
But many pet-owning renters uprooted by the pandemic have had a tougher search.
Andrea Halsey lost her job as an in-home elderly care provider. With schools switched to remote learning and her fiancé working long hours in construction, Ms. Halsey, 24, was unable to find a new job while caring for her sons, ages 3 and 5.
Their savings quickly dwindling, the