In August, Virginia, USA non-profit organization Whiskers Inc. celebrated its 13th birthday.
This volunteer organization has served Accomack County, Virginia, USA since Aug. 2, 1997. The organization's goal is to aid pet caregivers with the cost of spaying, neutering or feeding their family pets. Whiskers is also involved in the Client Assistance Program with Accomack Animal Control, which provides free pet sterilizations for adopted shelter animals. As of July, Whiskers says it has financially assisted 3,231 cats and 605 dogs to be spayed or neutered.
New shelter data casts doubt on whether the pet population and pet ownership are truly growing.
While the pandemic caused unprecedented suffering worldwide in 2020, the disruptions to dogs, cats and other pets adoption numbers may normalize in 2021.