Happy headline alert: Today is National Puppy Day

Billie Rama
March 23, 2020 - 4:16 pm

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Here's some happy news: Today is National Puppy Day!

So go ahead and hug your pooch if you have one. If you don't, now is a good time to foster dogs in need.

Since the coronavirus outbreak is forcing just about everyone to stay indoors and practice social distancing, many animal shelters have been forced to cancel adoption events.

"Sadly, some shelters and rescues will never be able to reopen their doors due to lost revenue (from) a lack of adoptions," said Colleen Paige, a lifestyle expert who created National Puppy Day, as well as National Dog Day and Cat Day.

"They'll be forced to euthanize many more animals if they can't find foster homes or adopters. Thus, it's vital that people are willing to foster, even if they can't make the long-term commitment of giving a permanent home," Paige said.