Pandemic pups: life after lockdown

With millions of Americans out of a job and more working from home, many have found the health emergency to be the perfect time to bring home a furry friend, nicknamed “pandemic puppies.”

But while the increase in pet adoptions is exciting for animal rescue groups, it also raises concerns about a surge in returned pets as counties begin to reopen. Paw Works, a Thousand Oaks-based nonprofit rescue organization for cats and dogs, is the busiest it’s ever been. The agency has seen a 400% rise in...

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