COVID Update from FieldHaven

COVID Update from FieldHaven

Placer and Yuba Counties, where FieldHaven has offices and facilities, are under a state-mandated stay-at-home order. As we have since the beginning of the pandemic, we are taking this very seriously. Our goal is to protect our staff and customers while offering services that are considered “essential” and other non-essential services under the guidelines set forth by state and county public health officials.

FieldHaven is “essential” in that we provide animal sheltering and some veterinary services. While our facilities are closed to the public, we are maintaining a small staff to cover care for the animals and continuing with our programs that can be offered in a virtual and/or safe manner.

We are continuing to offer spay/neuter services. With the first stay-at-home order in the spring, we ceased spay/neuter at the recommendation of shelter medicine experts. Since then, protocols have been established to allow spay/neuter to continue while keeping staff safe. At FieldHaven, we are doing very few procedures at Hathaway Clinic but we have partnered with other spay/neuter organizations to help us keep up with the need for surgeries.

There are other services we continue to provide. Procedures are not changing much because we have not relaxed our protocols since the first shut-down.

Adoptions are still being done by appointment.

FieldHaven Marketplace will remain open with minimal capacity for in-store shopping. The Marketplace is open Friday and Saturday for in-person shopping and 24/7 for online shopping on our Facebook page.

We are not intaking owner surrenders. For resources for rehoming, we have the Meow & Forever program.

The Foster and Kitten Sitter programs continue with strict safety protocols in place.

Our Community/Cat Assistance Team (CAT) is available to help with resources for just about any cat-related issue. They can be reached by phone at (916) 434-6022 or by email [email protected] or [email protected].

If you or someone you know is a COVID patient and needs assistance with caring for their cats, please contact us. We are establishing resources to assist COVID patients with their pets. We will be collaborating with other organizations to help meet the needs.

If you are interested in fostering a cat or cats of a COVID patient, please complete a foster application here.

Please note: any cats will be appropriately examined and quarantined prior to being placed in foster per current American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) protocols.

We are committed to keeping our staff and volunteers safe while continuing to serve our community.

Thank you for your continued support. We wish you all a safe and healthy holiday season.

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