The USDA announced “the first dog in the United States to test positive for SARS-CoV-2.” A new study, however, shows that dogs do not shed the virus and, as such, can’t pass it on to others. A California shelter is cleared out thanks to adopters, foster parents, and rescuers. A Virginia shelter joins the 90% Club. And another VA shelter hits placement rates as high as 100%.

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Shelters across the country are embracing ingenuity, a “can do” attitude, and technology to save the animals, both before and during the pandemic. And thanks to an overwhelming response by the public, these shelters say “they have placed record numbers of dogs, cats and other animals” and many are finding themselves empty for the first time in their history. For example:

Shelters do not have to kill animals now. And they don’t have to kill animals should some of them be returned after the crisis is over. Indeed, they never did.

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