Contrary to humans, animals were enjoying the time of their lives while in quarantine. They got the chance to visit previously unvisited locations like malls and eat snacks like you would on an average day.
The zoo animals, however, were happier than the stray and wild animals. They had spent their entire lives being trapped in a little space, but now they had the chance to communicate with other relatives. When dogs and cats from the shelter visited, they also spent time with “different” sorts of pals.
The Animal Defense League of Texas decided it would be a good idea to take some of its members to the San Antonio Zoo last month. Due to the epidemic, cats and dogs had the opportunity to interact with a wide range of other species, including lions, giraffes, leopards, monkeys, and others that they don’t often get to see.
They certainly enjoyed themselves. Videos provided by the shelter show the animals appearing quite happy with their new encounters. They wag their tails to express their excitement.
The event’s organizers found it pleasing to see the animals interact and enjoy one other’s company in their own special ways. According to Insider, Carla shown more enthusiasm than any of the other zoo animals. She is a seven-month-old white lab-mix. The giraffe, who was bewildered by the sight of these weird, unusual animals, caught her attention and held it there.
The cats gawked in wonder at the hippos and fish. Ella, a black lab/mix, on the other hand, was fixated on the gibbons that were suspended from ropes.
The pets had a one-time chance to get up up and personal with various animals, such as monkeys, lions, and giraffes. Both the Texas refuge and the San Antonio Zoo have faced several difficulties as a result of the outbreak.
The coronavirus had a detrimental impact on both the ADL members and those who lived around the San Antonio Zoo, which resulted in a sharp decrease in the funding designated for their support. According to Michelle, the Animal Defense League of Texas’s manager of development and marketing, this is the case. She said to Bored Panda that this is what gave rise to the notion of educating the public on issues that are so important to both groups.
The caretakers considered it a good idea to draw attention to both the extensive and more focused programs they offer for the animals. Not everyone is aware of the organizations’ nurturing and fostering initiatives, which are advantageous to the welfare of the animals. As a method to engage their audience and care for the animals on both sides, the video clips of the visit were published on the various internet platforms.
According to Michelle, everyone should provide a hand when circumstances are tough. She claims that when it comes to coming up with performances that save lives, they won’t get tired of setting records. She also points out that the ADL services, which include wellness clinics, were also hurt by the epidemic, just like other sectors, and that they had relied on their revenue to support initiatives that helped save lives.
In order to guarantee that the more strategic projects continue to be successful for the benefit of the animals and the community, she reiterates the need of funding assistance at this time. Donations, volunteer work, fostering, and adoption are all ways to help.