Virtual adoption emerges as a growing trend amid lockdown in India
Coronavirus lockdown had got the number of Indians adopting virtual pets. Individuals choose a pet from an NGO or pet shelter and provide financial support for its maintenance, while volunteers take care of it. The provider can visit as per convenience. ÔÇ£For many individuals, loneliness can affect mental health. In such scenarios adopting a pet, even virtually can be helpful,ÔÇØ said Dr Kamna Chhibber, Fortis, Head of Mental Health, Gurugram.