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WARRINGTON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 04: A seven week old Daschund cross puppy waits to be re-homed at the Cheshire Dogs Home on January 4, 2010 in Warrington, England. The puppy is one of hundreds waiting for a new home at the Manchester and Cheshire Dogs Home and other animal shelters across Britain. There has been a huge surge in the number of abandoned pets over the Christmas and Winter period. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Many people have flocked to animal shelters across the country to adopt or foster pets to fill up some extra time amid the stay at home orders. Demand was so high at the Riverside County Animal Shelter in Southern California that their shelter is now empty! Animal shelters are considered essential services so they remain open with staff practicing social distancing. The staff posted a video of the empty kennels and everyone cheering. Imagine if we were able to clear just one shelter in every state!