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PLEASE READ BEFORE YOUR VISIT TO THE SHELTER
Northeast Ohio SPCA is continuing to take careful measures to protect our customers, staff and our pets during these unparalleled times. Please read our new policies and procedures below:
Adoptions and Shelter Visits
Thank you so much for your patience and understanding.
With the expected peak in COVID-19 cases still ahead of us, Northeast Ohio SPCA is strongly encouraging all pet owners to be ready in the event of an emergency. It is important to plan ahead to protect your furry family members in case your own health is compromised.
1. Prepare an emergency kit: Keep at least a 2-week supply of pet food and water for your pets, as well as any medications they may need along with a travel crate.
2. Identify people who can care for your pets: Have at least three options lined up in case they become sick or hospitalized. Create a care tree for how your pets will be cared for if your backup options are no longer able to care for them.
3. Create a written emergency plan for each pet: Include your name and contact information, your pet’s feeding schedule, any medical conditions and treatment instructions. Document whether your pet is up-to-date on vaccinations, and list the contact information of your veterinarian.
Unless you are hospitalized and live alone, keep your pets with you. It’s the best place for them to be, and it will bring comfort in these uncertain times. Even if you have to self-quarantine, the best place for your pets is at home with you. Take precautions – your pet should be social distancing as well. You can take them on walks, but keep 6 feet distance from other people and pets.
Northeast Ohio SPCA recommends staying diligent in preparations but urges to not to overreact to COVID-19 concerns. By creating a preparedness plan for the unlikely event it becomes necessary to put into motion, as a pet owner, you can do your part to ensure you and your pets are spared unnecessary stress.