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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.

Sat, 20 Jun 2020 - 12:17 AM / by Masumi Shah

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