"Effective immediately, the Sedalia Animal Shelter will be closed to the public, including volunteers and community service workers, so we may further the health and safety of our community. That's why we would really love to foster or adopt", said Albany Humane Society Board President May Gillespie.
The humane society is still in need of donations. Until it opens again, Jackson County Animal Control will only respond to emergency calls for dog bites and injured animals. They are requiring that emergency boarding cases be referred to them by a hospital caseworker.
JPR reporter Erik Neumann interviews Sam a foster dog in Ashland that is currently up for adoption
All animals were adopted from the shelter, Director Lydia Sattler said. All emergency intake animals will be sent directly to foster homes, according to the shelter's disaster response plan for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
"As a shelter, it would be our goal to find solutions to help families before taking owner surrenders", Williams said.More news: Valve announces Half-Life: Alyx will launch on March 23
"We're talking about things, like providing pet food for people that might not otherwise be able to purchase it because of layoffs or things of that nature", Covey said. We strongly encourage pet owners to keep their pets at home.
They are shifting to providing essential services only, as the province deemed animal welfare organizations to be an essential service during a state of emergency.More news: COVID-19: Total of 617 cases in BC; 13 deaths
The Humane Society for Southwest Washington shut down its thrift store, which generates $1.5 million in total revenue annually, to abide by orders from the state. When we don't have that avenue, we're left with no option to get animals out of the shelter. "There's been a call out for fosters and adoptions across the country and the result of that has been absolutely tremendous".
At this particular drive-thru, however, you aren't picking up ice cream or french fries-you're picking up a furry foster animal.More news: Bindi Irwin's elegant lace headband at wedding to Chandler Powell
There will be no adoptions during this time, and adoptions will be on a limited-contact basis when they start again, a news release said. Since the California shelter was forced to adapt to the statewide shutdowns, they chose to host a drive-thru adoption day for their shelter cats and dogs. "We will have a core staff in the facility that will be making sure that daily care enrichment and veterinary care that needs to be given to animals will still be given". "We're doing OK for dog and cat food for our use".