Coronavirus impact: Riverside County shelter sees spike in pet adoptions as people seek comfort

Riverside County's Animal Services has seen a spike in pet adoptions amid the coronavirus pandemic as new owners seek comfort in new pets.

With so many people at home with school-age kids, families are flocking to get new, furry friends.

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Ninety dogs and 11 cats were adopted last Tuesday at the Inland Empire location - this is much more than a normal weekday in March, officials say.

Shelters are essential businesses, so they're still open, with workers practicing social distancing.

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