Animal shelters warn of a looming crisis and call on Americans to help

As we enter the third year of the coronavirus pandemic, a “perfect storm of factors” has put pressure on understaffed U.S. shelters.

When the onset of the coronavirus pandemic forced animal shelters across the country to close their doors, Americans answered the desperate calls for help by adopting and fostering pets.

Now as we head into the third year of the pandemic, a new crisis looms — so rescue advocates are hoping Americans will step up to help once again.