Pet adoption continues to rise, help with stress amid pandemic

Posted at 8:46 PM, Sep 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-08 23:46:08-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Pet adoption continues to rise during the pandemic with many Americans finding pets are helping with their mental health.

And this is referred to as the pet effect, with pets easing anxiety and depression for many people.

A 2016 survey by the Human-Animal Bond Research Institute found that nearly 75 percent of animal owners reported mental health improvements because of their furry family members.