Pandemic pets

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Pet adoptions have increased across the country over the last year. A national database by Shelter Animals Count found that pet adoptions increased by about 15% in 2020 compared to 2019, the Washington Post reported.

We want know what the increase of pet adoptions looks like in the Treasure Valley. If you’ve adopted a pet during the pandemic, we’d like to hear from you.

n What went into your decision to adopt a pet over the past year?

n Is this your first time owning a pet, or your first time as an adult?

n How has your life changed since you adopted your pet?

If you’d like to weigh in, please contact reporter Rachel Spacek at or 208-465-8107.

Rachel Spacek is the Latino Affairs and Canyon County reporter for the Idaho Press. You can reach her at Follow her on twitter @RachelSpacek.

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