MARION (WSIL) -- COVID-19 is impacting animal shelters across the region, but that's not stopping the shelters from helping pets get adopted.
"They came from a household of a woman who had been taking care of them. She unfortunately passed away so the family has been working to get them placed," explained Rebecca Baird, director of Finding Forever Animal Rescue in Marion.
Rebecca Baird says they recently brought in 15 cats, and four of them are still looking for their "Furever Homes."
"These guys are all really flexible. They love other cats. They seem really flexible with the kids that have come in so far that they've met. I think they would do good in any home situation."
The cats range from 7 months old to 2 years old and have all been spayed and neutered, and Baird says they all have different personalities.
"If you want one that's a little more good on its own and will love you when you want love, and some of them want more attention, like Adeline. Some of them want more attention, and some of them want to play more and kind of want their own personal space, so get one that matches your personality."
Despite the pandemic, Baird says they've seen an increase in adoptions.
"A lot of people looking to adopt in the summer have decided to adopt now instead since they're at home anyway. If you're at home and you want a buddy or a companion, it sucks to be home by yourself all day, so having one of these guys to help entertain you is definitely beneficial for your health and mental health."
If you aren't looking to adopt you can always foster.
"We've had more people reach out to foster, which is awesome, and some of those people have adopted, which has been great. Having a buddy when you're at home, and it's great for them, you're there the whole time, and it makes the adjustment a lot easier," added Baird.
For more information on the kittens and how you can help the shelter during this time, click here.