Since the COVID-19 crisis, there has been a big rise in rescue dog adoptions as people look to man’s best friend for some isolation company and a reason to get out for a daily walk. But it’s not just dogs.
Louise Coleman’s eight-year-old son, Xavier, has been asking for a pet cat for years. When the threat of the coronavirus started to loom, Coleman decided to bite the bullet. “I told my friends that I’d ‘panic-bought a cat’,” she laughs.