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Food Donations

Support dogs and cats in need with a donation of pet food! Your donation means full bellies and happy pets.

Animal Welfare and Safety

Safety First

Information for pets and wild animals

Keeping animals safe in our community is a big job - and it requires a big team! The following agencies provide support for animal welfare concerns in our community. Please review the list below to help direct you to the appropriate agency.

COVID-19 and Pets

Our team is monitoring daily updates from health professionals to best understand how pets may be impacted by COVID-19. 

  • People-to-Pet Transmission

    We’ve been keeping a close eye on the rapidly changing developments, and we continue to follow the experts’ recommendations and guidelines when caring for shelter animals.

    Because it seems likely that humans infected with COVID-19 can potentially transmit the virus to their pets, the CDC and others have issued a recommendation that if you become ill, you should limit close contact with your pets. 

    Check out this helpful guide for more information and review the updates below. 

    Get the facts

    Links to current recommendations about pets and COVID-19:

    Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    American Veterinary Medical Association

    Social distancing with your animals is as important as with people. That goes for distancing from humans and other animals. If someone in your home becomes will with the virus, separate your animals from the person who is ill.

    If you have questions or think your pet might be ill, contact your veterinarian by mail or phone. It’s important that you not show up without a conversation and a plan.

  • Your Pet Plan

    Your Pet Plan

    The most important thing you can do at this time is to make a plan. Your pet plan should include information to help someone care for your pet, as well as a kit with the essentials your pet will need.

    Temporary caregiver

    In the event you are hospitalized or need to be separated from your pet, have two people identified that can watch your pet temporarily.

    Prepare a pet supply kit

    • Name/contact information for the person who will care for your pets
    • Name/contact information of the backup person
    • Food, treats, leash, toys and other supplies for at least two weeks
    • A crate or carrier to transport your pet
    • Health records
    • Collar with ID tags – make sure your microchip information is up to date.
    • Medications and prescriptions with instructions.
    • Daily care instructions
    • Veterinarian’s contact information


 Animal Safety Resources

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