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COVID-19: How shelters can open safely for staff and the public

Published: Jul 21st, 2020

While many shelters and clinics never completely closed during the strictest phases of COVID precautions, they’re all facing the challenge of relaxing those restrictions while the virus is still spreading.

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When shelters shut down, cats got lucky

Published: Jun 10th, 2020

With many animal shelters closed to intake due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it seemed like the perfect opportunity for their cats to get a housing upgrade.

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COVID-19: Animal shelters to receive #SpayTogether funds

Published: Jun 1st, 2020

More than 25 national organizations have joined forces to launch #SpayTogether, a stimulus fund to help animal shelters and veterinary clinics perform 50,000 lifesaving spay/neuter surgeries.

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Navigating anesthetic drug shortages in shelters after COVID

Published: May 28th, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, widespread drug shortages are currently impacting all healthcare providers, including animal shelters and nonprofit veterinary clinics. What does your organization need to know?

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WATCH: Caring for COVID-19 Exposed Pets in Shelters

Published: May 21st, 2020

In this recorded webinar, Dr. Sandra Newbury, Director of University of Wisconsin’s Shelter Medicine Program, gives practical guidance for essential shelter workers caring for pets who have been exposed to COVID-19.

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COVID-19: #AdoptFromHome with the ASPCA

Published: May 13th, 2020

Is your shelter or rescue organization struggling to connect pets and adopters during the pandemic? The ASPCA can help!

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WATCH: Spay/Neuter Clinic Re-Opening Preparedness Guide

Published: May 6th, 2020

Each spay/neuter provider and shelter need to build a plan to re-open and operate in the “new norm.”

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COVID-19 and Animal Welfare: An international perspective

Published: Apr 29th, 2020

Receiving far less attention is the effect the COVID-19 pandemic has had on international companion animals, particularly those without an owner.

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COVID-19: Who will care for your pet if you can’t?

Published: Apr 16th, 2020

Are you overwhelmed with all the information regarding COVID-19 and how it may impact your pet? Have you thought about who will take care of your pet if you can’t?

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Animal welfare workers: Caring for ourselves during the COVID-19 crisis

Published: Apr 12th, 2020

Certified Compassion Fatigue Educator Jessica Dolce offers her perspective on how people who work with animals can find ways to make healthy choices during the current COVID-19 crisis.