Canada Meet Bonnie and Henry, two SPCA pups named after B.C.’s top doctor

21:45  09 april  2020
21:45  09 april  2020 Source:   globalnews.ca

COVID-19: Two more deaths and 86 new cases in British Columbia

  COVID-19: Two more deaths and 86 new cases in British Columbia Eighty-six new cases of COVID-19 have appeared over the past two days, according to the provincial health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry. This brings the total number of British Columbians who were confirmed to have the disease to 970. That new figure is a 10 per cent increase over the figure released on Saturday. Henry said that 16 new cases were reported on Saturday and 70 on Sunday. There are COVID-19 outbreaks in 13 long-term care and assisted-living facilities in the Vancouver Coastal Health and Fraser Health regions. Henry said there were two new deaths, bringing that total to 19, and 106 are in hospital. Of those in hospital, 60 are in the intensive care unit.

a dog that is lying down and looking at the camera: Bonnie (left) and Henry (right) were recently adopted. © BC SPCA Bonnie (left) and Henry (right) were recently adopted.

Meet "Bonnie" and "Henry," two puppies that were recently put for adoption at the BC SPCA.

As you may have guessed, the dogs were named after provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, who has led the province's response to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

In a "pupdate" posted to social media, the SPCA said Bonnie and Henry have found a forever home.

The organization has seen a spike in adoptions during the COVID-19 pandemic, with 300 animals getting new homes in one five-day period.

“I think people are at home,” SPCA spokesperson Lorie Chortyk said. “If ever there was a time that they would be thinking they would have the time to introduce a pet and spend time with it, I think it’s now."

Those planning to adopt are asked to visit the BC SPCA website or call ahead, as shelters are only open by appointment or for emergency surrender only.

-- With files from Robyn Crawford

B.C. marks 11 more deaths from COVID-19, but lowest daily increase in cases in 4 weeks .
In her 50th daily update on the spread of COVID-19 in B.C., provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced 45 new confirmed cases of the virus in the province on Monday, bringing the total to 1,490. Eleven more people have died, bringing the number of deaths to 69. The majority of deaths in the province remain connected to long-term care homes.

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