A high-kill Texas animal shelter named a stray dog that’s up for adoption “Covid” — angering animal advocates who said the moniker is “insulting” and would decrease the chances the pup has at getting adopted.
The American Staffordshire and Terrier mix is up for adoption at the Amarillo Animal Management and Welfare pound in northwest Texas where about 20-25 percent of animals are regularly euthanized, data show.
“These dogs need everything to help them get adopted,” Dana Fuchs, a New York-based animal advocate and opinion writer who tracks killings at the shelter, told The Post Monday.
“The name to me is just so insulting to all the people that have died from this illness and from the brutal process of death that this dog is probably going to undergo… you’re mocking what that dog is going to go through and you’re mocking, metaphorically, all the people that have died [from the virus].”
In a photo on the adoption page,