Friday, Mar 13
With the number of Coronavirus cases on the rise, the Erie Humane Society is preparing for the likelihood of an increase in animal intakes at our shelter.
This is a good opportunity to offer some preemptive guidance to the pet owners in our community. Having a plan of action in place is critical for pet owners. In the event of an unexpected, potentially extended illness, you can take comfort in knowing that your pets will be taken care of.
The Humane Society of the United States * recently released a toolkit for shelters prepare for a potential influx of animal relinquishment, they suggest taking these five steps to create your plan.
While the coronavirus has invoked wide-spread concern, having a solid plan in place is a big help and a good place to start. Take a few minutes to watch this video and hear a veterinarian answer questions about pets and the coronavirus.
* The Erie Humane Society has no affiliation with the Humane Society of the United States. We are an independent, registered 501-c3 nonprofit organization.