Animal shelters in Germany are experiencing an increase in the demand for pets as a result of the corona crisis. The German Animal Protection Service reports that there have been an extremely large number of applications in recent times. The union thinks this is because people at home may value the company of animals more because of lockdowns. People would also have more time available for animals in the lockdown at home.
« Our animals sympathize with us, keep us company, distract us and provide comfort, » said an animal protection spokeswoman. The union does not give numbers. A Berlin animal shelter received five hundred emails in a weekend and that had never happened, according to a spokeswoman.