Addressing COVID-19 Concerns
By Joy Smith
UPDATED Monday, 3/16, 8:30 PM
The main shelter is open, but we have very limited staff. We ask, if possible, to call ahead if you would like to meet an adoptable cat, borrow a trap, drop off supplies, etc. at (916) 434-6022. You can view our adoptable cats here.
FieldHaven Marketplace is open regular hours. Adoptable cats are there, too.
Vaccine and microchip clinics on March 22 (3/22) have been cancelled.
Here are some suggestions on how you can prepare your pets in the event COVID-19 affects you or your family. We suggest you create a preparedness plan that includes your pets in the event you are impacted by the COVID-19 virus. In addition to preparations typically recommended for any natural disaster threat, people with pets should identify family members or friends to care for pets if someone in the household comes ill and is hospitalized.
Make a preparedness plan for your pets:
- Identify a trusted family member or friend to care for your pets if someone in your household becomes ill or is hospitalized.
- Research potential boarding facilities to utilize in the event boarding your pet becomes necessary.
- Have crates, food, and extra supplies for your pet on hand in case moving them becomes necessary or if the disease spreads in the community and it becomes necessary to reduce social exposure.
- All animal vaccines should be up to date in the event boarding becomes necessary.
- Ensure all medications are documented with dosages and administering instructions. Including the prescription from the prescribing veterinarian is also helpful.
- Pets should have identification including a collar with current identification tags and a registered microchip.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions at (916) 434-6022 or [email protected]
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