Eau Claire (WQOW) - The Eau Claire County Humane Association is switching up its adoption process to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
Starting Monday, the shelter is doing curbside adoptions. Here's what you do: First, view adoptable pets on the shelter's website. Then apply online and wait for an adoption coordinator to follow up with you.
They will schedule a time for you to meet your potential furry family member and bring them out to your vehicle. If it's a dog, you can also meet it at the shelter's backyard.
If you think the animal is the right fit for you, you'll stay in your car while the paperwork is finished.
"We are an essential business so we have to remain open because our animals need care, but we really wanted to still be able to provide the adoptions to people. And so by doing this, we kind of feel that we can abide by those orders, that social distance as best but still be able to send little guys like this home if they are ready to go home with their forever family," said Shelley Janke, executive director of the Eau Claire County Humane Association.
Shelter staff say they are backlogged with 45 applications to process so they ask you to be patient as they work with limited crew members.