HONOLULU (KHON2) — Families grew in numbers nationwide over the course of the pandemic, but a predicted baby boom was a bust.
Families instead decided to adopt a pet.
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A total of 12.6 million new pet owners are now creating a backlog at veterinary clinics.
The reasons have mostly been spending more free time at home and working from home, according to Dr. Whitney Pressler from Alii Animal Hospital in Kakaako.
“We’ve seen tons of