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At least 650 dogs and cats chosen on the internet have been adopted at the SPA – Insurance for Pets



Since April 16, to relieve congestion at its 62 shelters and welcome new arrivals, the Society for the Protection of Animals welcomes applicants for adoption, who must first follow a procedure on the internet.

A new companion during confinement. More than 650 dogs and cats, chosen from the internet from photos and videos, have been adopted by the Society for the Protection of Animals (SPA) thanks to a government exemption granted in the name of animal welfare.

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Since April 16, to relieve congestion at its 62 shelters and welcome new arrivals, the SPA has been welcoming adoption candidates, who must first follow a procedure on the internet. If the magic works in compliance with strict sanitary rules, they leave with their animal.

“We had 10,000 requests but we selected 700 dogs and cats eligible for ‘joint adoption’. This will allow us to resume pound exits and animals abandoned by their owners”, explains Jacques-Charles Fombonne, the president of the SPA, “delighted” that almost all the animals proposed for adoption have found a home.

Leaving with the identification papers of their new four-legged friend, the new masters will have to return to the SPA to finalize their adoption, after the containment has been lifted.

According to Jacques-Charles Fombonne, the system will remain unchanged until May 18. “But since people will be able to move, we will be able to welcome the whole family and open adoptions to all of our animals”he says. “We will also modify the conditions of access. Instead of making an appointment in the morning and one in the afternoon, we will welcome people every 90 minutes to organize 4, 5 or 6 adoptions per day, four days per week”.