Virtual doggy dates help re-home pups

Video doggy dates

Battersea Dogs and Cats Home

moved adoption meetings online

after visits to animal shelters stopped

They now use video calls

to help re-home the pups

(SOUNDBITE) (English) BATTERSEA DOGS & CATS HOME CENTRE MANAGER, STEVEN CRADDOCK, SAYING:

“So what we've done is we've allowed our re-homers on-site to take videos of these animals and then to send these videos to prospective new homes, to be able to engage with our staff over the telephone, over various video conferencing software so that we're able to sort of do this - virtual meet with the animals and then move to actually delivering these animals to the homes where that's safe and reasonable to do so, so that we can still rehome animals, get animals into some fantastic loving homes during this time.''

Battersea expects a $14 million loss

over the next 18 months

making it harder to continue rescuing

stray animals looking for homes