The effects of COVID-19 coronavirus on animals

 The coronavirus (COVID-19) is affecting the animal kingdom 

This article is comprised to update you on current events in our animal kingdom.  Animals and nature may feel the impact as we are no longer able to behave normally in society.  We have the responsibility to protect our pets in this world as well.

The above video is footage of fish and dolphins swimming in Venice canals.  This may seem like a normal occurrence but the water is usually too murky from the boats to see them.    

Monkeys in Thailand are hungry 

Coronavirus Prompts 'Rival Gangs' of Monkeys to Fight in Thailand

Hundreds of hungry monkeys were filmed fighting over one single banana in Thailand after the Chinese coronavirus pandemic caused a massive drop in the number of tourists who normally feed them.
There are many groups of animals all around the world that may suffer due to the virus.  They are commonly fed by humans daily and then suddenly go without food.  

The hunger pains are overwhelming and the care that they normally feel is gone.  They may also feel a sense of abandonment. 🐒

The virus is having impacts on local shelters

Local shelters will likely experience shortages in staff, supplies, and medicine.  Here is a current article for those who work with pets. Update yourself on what is happening in local shelters to best assist them.

COVID-19: What animal shelters need to know about the new coronavirus

Please refer to our most recent post for current information and recommendations. With the emergence of a novel coronavirus, COVID-19, as a global pandemic threat, animal shelters may be faced with a number of difficult challenges.

Are animals responsible for COVID-19 in people?

The predominant route of transmission of COVID-19 appears to be from human to human.
Current evidence suggests that the COVID-19 virus has an animal source. Ongoing investigations are important for identifying the animal source (including species involved) and establishing the potential role of an animal reservoir in this disease. Yet, to date, there is not enough scientific evidence to identify that source or to explain the route of transmission from an animal source to humans.

(last updated: 9/03/2020) Coronaviruses (CoV) are a family of RNA (ribonucleic acid) viruses. They are called coronaviruses because the virus particle exhibits a characteristic 'corona' (crown) of spike proteins around its lipid envelope. CoV infections are common in animals and humans.
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Herds of deer were spotted on the streets and at Nara Station in Japan. Image: @lovemaruchanday

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As tourism in Japan declines due to COVID-19, herds of deer head to streets, train station for food

Herds of deer in Nara, which houses some of Japan's most famous tourist destinations, have been found wandering the streets and a train station as the number of tourists declines amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The deer mainly get their food from tourists visiting Nara Park.


Let us all do our best to remember that the animal kingdom.  

Proverbs 12:10 A righteous man has regard for the life of his animal, But even the compassion of the wicked is cruel.

Proverbs 27:23 Know the state of your flocks, and put your heart into caring for your herds.
Are you curious if your pet can get you sick with COVID-19?


  1. Wonderful quote from Proverbs! We are being careful not to hoard supplies for us or our pets at this time but to be prepared. I was happy to see at Aldi's yesterday that they had a limit on the amount of pet you any one person could purchase which means people are buying extra to be sure their pets are taken care of. We need to share and prepare!!!!

    1. Thank you for commenting and sharing your experience at this time!


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