Published by: Ingrid King. Last Updated on: February 7, 2023 by Crystal Uys


There is some good news in the middle of all the terrifying, awful updates – you just have to look for it. One aspect of this pandemic that I find particularly heartening is that pet adoptions and fosters have increased tremendously while people are staying home, in some cases, even clearing out some shelters. Vox contributor Rebecca Jennings shares her experience of adopting a shy cat in Brooklyn. Next week, we’ll have a report from a Washington DC area based rescue group about how they handle contactless adoptions.

If you missed any of the stories featured on the Conscious Cat this week, here’s a recap: on Sunday, I offered some suggestions on how to stay grounded, on Monday, we told you how to keep your cat’s immune system strong, on Tuesday, we shared Olive & Rye’s gorgeous cat art, on Wednesday, Sarah Chauncey offered some help on how to cope if your cat dies during COVID-19, and on Friday, we featured the second part in Dr. Niesman’s series on caring for the community campus cats at San Diego State University during the pandemic. And don’t forget to enter our giveaway to win an Assisi Loop!

Today’s video offers a little bit of sweetness in the middle of so much stress and anxiety – enjoy!

Have a great weekend!

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