EUGENE, Ore. -- With people stuck at home many are looking to adopt or foster a pet to keep them company.
"We have really seen an uptick with public’s interest in helping the animals in need, especially in a global pandemic," Greenhill Humane Society Events and Community Engagement Manager Megan Brezovar said.
Brezovar explains part of the reason is people have more time to take care of a pet.
"I do think this an opportunistic time to adopt knowing that they can kind of get their animal situated,” Brezovar said.
Despite community interest those at Greenhill Humane Society are concerned if people will still be committed to take care of an animal once normalcy returns.
That's why the adoption application process requires interested parties in making an appointment with an idea of the animal they're looking for already in mind. This is to reinforce that adoption is a longterm decision.
“I think this process does enable people to have to think more seriously about their decision as they have to process it before they walk in the door," Brezovar says.
Brezovar also says they've seen hundreds of foster home applications.
“Those people that have thought maybe I can’t take a forever animal home but i can take a temporary animal home, the outpouring has been inspirational," Brezovar said.
Greenhill Humane Society is also accepting cat and dog food donations for those in need during the coronavirus pandemic.