VHS Transports 34 animals to partner shelter in Chicago

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) –Over 30 animals from the Vanderburgh Humane Society are on the road Tuesday afternoon to a new humane society in Chicago.

VHS Officials say transferring cats and dogs like this is not unusual, and even do it a few times a year when other shelter are available to take in more animals.

The reason these furry friends, which are mostly cats, are heading to Chicago is because with the number of high rise apartments cats are in more demand. Also, more people are working at home and are wanting a pet.

“With COVID-19 specifically, a lot of shelters nationwide are seeing a decrease in their populations just from the amount of people whop are adopting right now. So that’s kind of an unexpected positive to everything that’s going on,” says Amanda Coburn with the Vanderburgh County Humane Society.

VHS plans to open it’s doors this week after being close due to the pandemic.

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