People experienced a lot of downsides to the year 2020, but for some pets in Door County, it was the year they became part of a family. Marketing Coordinator for the Humane Society Door County campus Shaina Allen says the demand for pet adoptions in 2020 was strong and carried into the early part of this year. Allen says the percentage of animals adopted was the most it's ever been and added that volunteer numbers even reached new heights. Allen exclaimed that their successes were a silver lining to a 2020 that was tough on most everybody.
With summer coming their animal intake is starting to go up a bit, especially for cats and kittens. This is largely attributed to stray cats being more active in the summer. There’s a lot of reasons a person may need to part with a pet, and Allen discusses the need for people to know the commitment they are making before becoming a pet owner.
Allen encourages being open to all different types of pets, as it can help find the best lifestyle fit.