In the pandemic lockdown year of 2020, Animal Welfare Foundation (AWF) recorded sixty-six pet adoptions on the Dutch side. However, that number was eclipsed by the 197 stray and unwanted dogs and cats collected in the same year.
AWF President Heather Caputo shared that 487 (free or low cost) sterilizations concentrating on female pets were carried out last year.
The annual report also shows that 688 home visits were executed for pet emergencies, transport, aid, consultation, and mange treatments.
There were 272 (free) mange treatments for dogs and cats. That number constitutes a minimum of four visits, plus follow-up.
Despite the pandemic, AWF continued to provide the annual Kind News educational humane materials to Dutch side primary schools.
The quarterly series of low-cost spay neuter campaigns were held with special consideration given to unemployed pet owners.
The foundation was unable to hold awareness activities such as dog walks or the annual dog show.