Hours before a stay at home order will go into effect in Summit County, a rescue ranch is scrambling to find foster families for animals.
At least 58 cats and several dogs, in the care of Nuzzles & Co., need "a comfortable and loving environment" for the next 30 days, or until the order is lifted, according to the company's announcement on Facebook.
Workers say it’s going to take a community effort to get these animals to a safe place while they’re forced to close their doors.
Summit County issued a stay at home order Wednesday as the number of coronavirus cases in the area nears 100. The order will go into effect Friday at 12 a.m. and is scheduled to last until May 1.
Eleven cats are available at the adoption center and 47 are located at the rescue ranch.
You can help by either adopting a pet or fostering one. If you’re able to foster, Nuzzles & Co. will supply all the necessities to care for the animals.
If you’re interested, you can email the company at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to let them know if you currently have any pets living with you. They’ll respond to set up an appointment time and send you a foster care application. That form needs to be completed before you go to your appointment.
Both the rescue ranch and adoption center open at 10 a.m. and close at 6 p.m.
For more information, visit nuzzlesandco.org/adopt-a-pet