In late December 2019, a novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) emerged
and rapidly spread in China. Some of the pets were abandoned due to the
poor economic situation, being quarantined in exotic areas or the death
of their owners; these were usually adopted by an animal sanctuary.
However, an extreme phenomenon of abandoning pets during the outbreak of
the COVID-19. We analyzed the reasons and serious consequences of this
improper behavior and gave our suggestions. We appeal for the careful
protection of the pets. These innocent animals should be taken care of.