Due to the pandemic, the adoption progress is done remotely, with the possibility of delivering the pet to the person who adopts it, even in other cities and states.
Eight dogs and a cat, rescued after the Fundao dam collapse, are available for adoption. The animals are looked after by the Renova Foundation on a farm in the municipality of Mariana (MG). Due to the pandemic, since last year, the adoption progress has been remote, with the possibility of delivering the animal to the person who adopts it, even in other cities and states.
All pets are spayed or neutered, vaccinated, dewormed and ready to move on to a new home. In order to start online intermediation, those interested should call (31) 97112-3867 (also WhatsApp) or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. During the conversation, the interested person receives information, images of the animal and guidance on the adoption process.
Next, a remote interview takes place using the interested person’s preferred way of remote communication. The goal is for the team to map the profile sought by the adopter, and verify if the adopter can receive the animal in a safe and responsible manner.
Finalization of the process and delivery of the animal
After the interview and clarification of all questions and concerns, the adoption confirmation process begins and the scheduling of the delivery of the animal – phase in which all the recommendations for the prevention of Covid-19 by the World Health Organization and the Ministry of Health are followed.
Considering the pandemic and current scenario, the Renova Foundation continues to monitor the progress of Covid-19 and the guidelines of the health agencies and public authorities in each location so that the deliveries are scheduled to take place at a safe moment for everyone involved.
Pets adopted during the pandemic
Since the remote adoption campaign was implemented, 11 dogs and one cat have found new homes. The Renova Foundation delivered some of them in the town of Mariana, but also in other municipalities in Minas Gerais, such as Governador Valadares and Belo Horizonte, and also in Espirito Santo.
The dog Bravinha found her happy ending even a little further away from Mariana: today she lives in Jatai (GO) with her guardian, student Gabriel Leal.
“The adoption process and the arrival of Bravinha at my home was all done following WHO standards, such as using masks and maintaining a distance. In the beginning, we were assisted in the adaptation process, which was very good. It was a gradual process, with a lot of patience and love. It was an excellent adaptation and today she is my partner, even on trips. When we moved to another city, she was already totally adapted to me and obeying me a lot,” remembers Gabriel.
For Luciana Sales, from the Renova Foundation’s Animal Assistance team, this remote service model has favored the adoption process of rescued pets. “The process is more practical and more accessible. Our objective is for these animals to have the opportunity to find a family to call their own, who will accept them and love them as they deserve. We will spare no effort to find that happy ending for them,” she says.
One of the points of priority is the awareness of the guardians. Before the adoption, the interested person receives the booklet on responsible guardianship.
Only after this stage, documents such as the adoption and responsibility agreement are signed so that the delivery of the pet can be scheduled. “I received Bravinha with all her documentation and completed treatments, in addition to the responsible adoption booklet. It helped me organize myself, take care of Bravinha and start my life with her,” remembers Gabriel.
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