Amid the pandemic crisis that is currently sweeping the planet, many animal shelters are facing potential closure, and are desperately searching for homes for their four-legged inhabitants.

But one shelter in Florida has achieved its biggest success by finding their kennels are completely empty...

 

This global pandemic has brought the whole world to a complete standstill.

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As most of you will be well aware by now, for the last couple of months, a deadly virus has been rapidly spreading across the planet.

Thanks to lockdowns being implemented all around the world, millions of people are now self-isolating at home.

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While medical researchers work tirelessly to find a vaccine, self-isolation has been deemed as the most effective method of preventing the spread of the virus.

People are being required to self-isolate for a least 2 weeks...

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Which will understandably put a tremendous amount of pressure on local businesses that depend on customers to stay afloat.

Here in the States, the majority of bars and restaurants have already been forced to close their doors.

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Which has put millions of jobs at risk.

And, sadly, it isn't only our restaurants and bars who are suffering.

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It's our homeless animals, too.

Animal shelters have been suffering tremendously.

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As a result of the quarantine regulations currently in place, animal shelters have been left with little choice but to close their doors.

Okay, our animals aren't actually at risk from the virus itself.

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Don't worry folks, it has already been confirmed that cats and dogs cannot catch the virus.

But, with staff being placed into lockdown...

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It means that they are unable to come into work.

And, with no staff members able to care for the homeless pets living under their care...

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The shelters are facing immediate closure.

So, as a result of this...

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The shelters and humane societies are trying to place as many of these animals in homes as quickly as possible.

But it's proving to be a bit of a challenge.

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For example, in Philadelphia, Morris Animal Refuge has now closed to the public until further notice, despite having around forty abandoned animals to rehome.

The biggest problem is that if their existing residents can't get rehomed...

The shelter will be unable to take in any more homeless animals.

Now's the time to be adopting!

If you're interested in helping out by either adopting or fostering one of these beautiful animals, you can enquire here.

This problem is imminent across the entire country...

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But one shelter in Florida has now achieved the impossible.

The Friends of Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control have reached an amazing milestone.

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The shelter and its staff have been working tirelessly over the last few months to try and get all of their animals rehomed.

Quite a few dogs remained in their care over the last few weeks...

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Until now.

One of their large kennels is now completely empty.

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The shelter posted this wonderful picture on their Facebook page, saying: "An incredible and joyful thing happened today... For the first time in the history of Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control, we have completely emptied one of our three dog kennels! This amazing milestone was made possible by the help and support of our entire community!"

The shelter is incredibly grateful to its staff and volunteers who have been risking their lives to care for their animals.

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"Thank you to the shelter staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to care for, find homes for, and advocate for the pets who come through these doors; thank you to our incredible foster parents who open their heart and homes to thousands of pets each year," they went on to say. "Thank you to everyone who has opted to adopt a shelter pet - whether it be here or from any of the other amazing organizations out there; thank you to our placement partner organizations far and wide - without them, this would not be possible."

There are still animals waiting for a home, however...

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"Let's keep the momentum going and good vibes flowing! We still have dogs available for adoption or foster in our main kennel, along with a few adoptable cats, two adoptable horses, and Charlotte the adoptable pig. If you are interested in fostering or adopting, please visit our website to view our available pets and submit an application online: www.pbcgov.com/snap."

People are overjoyed with the shelter's hard work...

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"I am so happy to hear that that made my day... that made my whole month! Thank God, there are people out there that loves animals like I do," one Facebook user wrote online.

Have a look at the shelter's video here...

And make sure to keep scrolling to read about the 9-year-old who has been trading in his paintings for pet food and medicine that goes to his local animal shelter...