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1. We will continue to remain open for adoptions/fosters/volunteers – HOWEVER, no more than 10 people will be allowed in the admissions lobby or adoption lobby at once. Should there be a rush, staff will inform guests to stay in there car or wait outside until we can come get them.
2. As of Monday, March 16, Animal Control is operating as usual but “scaling back” public interaction. They will not be setting cat traps.
3. We are keeping close tabs on our medical and PPE supply as our shipments are either delayed or supplies are on back order. Staff is to use gloves and masks sparingly, but if needed – use them! Our rep from Patterson sent an email with the following link: Here is a letter from the FDA about how to preserve PPE materials in human hospitals. However, many of the same strategies will apply to veterinary hospitals. https://www.fda.
gov/medical-devices/letters- health-care-providers/ surgical-mask-and-gown- conservation-strategies- letter-healthcare-providers? utm_campaign=3-12-2020%20-% 20Surgical%20Mask&utm_medium= email&utm_source=Eloqua
4. We are currently OVER capacity with dogs. Therefore, we will still need to seek fosters and adopters. Being an open-admission shelter doesn’t allow us to completely shut down – ever, so please be mindful of your surroundings and limit the interactions between staff and the public.
5. Currently, PetSmart, Petsense and Puppy Katz is still functioning as normal with housing our cats for adoption. Until further notice, we will continue to promote the offsite cat adoptions as well.