Keeping Your Pet Safe During COVID-19

The information developing around COVID-19 reinforces the need to treat pets as we do our family members:

  • Pets should not be in close contact with those diagnosed with COVID-19.
  • If pets are exposed, please ensure you keep those pets from close contact with unexposed people and animals. 
  • As always, practice good hygiene and proper hand washing guidelines when handling pets.

Our shelter continues to be guided by the experts who advise that this virus appears to spread most efficiently from human to human. The CDC, American Veterinary Association and international animal rights scientists report that human-to-animal transmission in pets remains limited, and there continues to be no evidence that household pets can infect people or other pets.