Animal adoption has always been a blooming industry, with more people opting to regime rather purchase from a private breeder. However, since the start of the Coronavirus outbreak, it has promoted an increased number of people to start opening their homes to a new pet.
With a greater amount of people having to spend more time at home, it has inspired many to provide new homes for pets. Within the first few weeks of the pandemic here in the UK (March 2020) local shelters were seeing a significant rise in adoptions since lockdown started, in some cases almost double compared to what they were used too.
Compounding these issues, the current process for end-users is clumsy and somewhat disconnected. Users have to trawl hinders of separate sites to find suitable animals, and then the actual adoption process - from enquiry completion - is often cumbersome. Animates hopes to solve this problem.
Already in development, Animates' central aim is to help the plight of thousands of animals in the UK which need to find a loving home, all in a single, centralised, and easy-to-use platform.
By incoporating the latest web tools and technology, that leverage the ever-growing power of social and community, Animates strongly believed they could make the process of finding and adopting animals simple and fun, along with the support of the UK's shelters in the incredible work that they already do.