‘It was scary’: pet store essential worker reflects on the pandemic


After Australia’s first Coronavirus lockdown, many Victorians were required to work from home. However, pet store worker Mary was one of many Victorians to be considered an essential worker.

Zohal Shaker speaks with Mary about her experience working at the store during a lockdown.

With many struggling Australian’s having more spare time than ever, Mary has noticed an influx of local customers adopting pets for a sense of comfort.