Animal adoptions soar in Australia during virus shutdown

Sydney (AFP) – Demand for rescue animals has soared in Australia as people stuck at home because of the coronavirus seek out cats and dogs to help them through the pandemic, officials said on Wednesday. In New South Wales, adoptions and foster inquiries have risen 300 per cent, the Chief Executive of Animal Welfare Charity Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) Steve Coleman told AFP. More details in Friday’s Borneo Bulletin