KCBS Radio interviewed Elena Bicker, ARF Executive Director, about bracing for a surge of pets as more people face economic hardships from the coronavirus.

Although many people are fostering and adopting shelter animals at this time, Elena Bicker told KCBS Radio they fear many more people who have lost a job or home will soon have to surrender their pets. “We’re working to ensure that animals that are in need of food have access to it, and pet owners aren’t redirecting their own food for their animals.”

ARF News and Media

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  • Paws Press — Winter 2021

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