Hundreds of pets adopted during pandemic no longer wanted in Oakville and Milton


Published July 27, 2022 at 10:56 am

Hundreds of pets taken in during the COVID-19 pandemic have been returned and are now in need of new homes.

In recent months, many people have returned to their in-person workplaces and have found themselves unable to care for the animals they took in during the lockdown.

As a result, the Oakville and Milton Humane Society is currently in “critical need” of donations due to a surge in surrendered and abandoned “pandemic pets.”

The organization has also set up a campaign aiming to raise $5,000 by the end of the month.

“Pandemic pets are being surrendered or abandoned outdoors and left to fend for themselves,” read a post on their Facebook page.

“This situation is so critical that one of our loyal friends has just pledged to match every dollar donated up to $5,000 by July 30.”

According to the Facebook post, the organization receives up to 10 calls per day from people who are desperate to surrender their pets.

And, since they already have over 200 animals in their care, it has put a “significant strain” on their resources.

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