I'm so sorry to hear about your job loss, Arella. There are so many people in the same boat with you now.
Speaking of being an animal lover, I volunteer for the SPCA. Fortunately, there hasn't been much of a spike in people giving up their pets, but there have been a few sad stories.
One woman came to our shelter recently to surrender her dog. She'd lost her job and her home. She was living out of her car, and didn't think her dog deserved to live like that. The dog has since been adopted, so at least, there was a happy ending for him.
Too bad adults can't get adopted too! Times are really hard.
But I'm feeling hopeful today. I know our new president can't solve all the problems, and especially overnight, but I hope that things will get better soon.
Best wishes to you, and I hope you find something soon!