AP PHOTOS: Indonesia Shield sees surge in abandoned dogs

It is a number that’s been growing together with the financial hardship brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

Somali says she’s taken in 700 dogs because the pandemic started, and she quotes 250 these are directly linked to the fallout from COVID-19.

She’s been operating the shelter from south Jakarta for 11 decades and generally takes in roughly 120 dogs per year, frequently canines rescued in the dog meat industry.

Nearly every corner of this shelter is currently full of dogs. A lot of these, mostly street puppies, ramble freely. Some larger breeds like Pitbulls and Rottweilers are stored in cages.

Somali says there is a minimal chance most of these will probably be embraced.

“Should I choose them, there’s the chance to expand their lifetime,” she states. “However, if I simply let them outdoors, it’ll be the end for them.”

Somali has financed the shield herself but she also is feeling the financial pinch in the pandemic and has been looking for contributions on social networking.