COVID-19 UPDATES

 

Effective Immediately: Adoptions are by appointment ONLY.    

With the growing health pandemic, we are taking extra precautions to slow the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) into the United States and Cat Haven.  If you have recently traveled outside of the country, we ask that you alert a staff member so that we may take appropriate precautions to slow the ongoing community spread. 

 

Minimize Risk of Infection and Prevent the Potential Spread of Illness

As with any serious illness anyone experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 such as respiratory distress or other flu-like symptoms should stay home and take precautionary measures to ensure their own good health and prevent potential spread of illness. If you are feeling ill or are caring for someone who is ill, please inform a Cat Haven staff member as soon as possible either by email or by phone and we will make other appropriate arrangements.  

 

We also encourage employees and volunteers to minimize their exposure to large groups and avoid exposure to individuals who have recently traveled to one of the high-risk locations listed on the CDC website or are themselves exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 illness.  In addition, individuals in high-risk categories, either because of their own medical condition or other circumstances, should also consider minimal exposure.

 

Fosters coming for shots should email ahead to schedule appointments.  We will take the animal from you at the door and return it to you in your car.  

 

Until further notice, off-site events have been canceled; off-site adoption locations are open at limited locations.

Volunteer shifts are available.  Please refer to the volunteer portal to sign up for a shift.  

What About My Pets?

The CDC always recommends following everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of illness. This includes regular hand washing before and after handling your pets. 

 

When taking precautions for a self-quarantine situation pet owners should be taking the needs of their pets into consideration as well, to include, food, litter, medicine, treats, etc.  In the event of a self-quarantine or isolation situation please make accommodations to care for your pet by setting up a “care network” with a friend or family member.  Have your pet’s vaccines up to date and their records available. You should have a carrier available for your pet.  As well as a collar with a name tag.    

 

Our goal is to reduce the number of pets abandoned during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

 

For up to date information we encourage you to monitor Cat Haven’s website, 

www.cathaven.org,  or follow us on Facebook.    

We are working to establish an Emergency Foster Preparedness Team.  If you would like to establish yourself as a resource in the unlikely event that we should have to evacuate the adoption center please complete the Emergency Foster Preparedness Team volunteer form.  We will reach out to you with more information regarding the fostering process.

We are here to help and support you throughout this.  We will keep you posted as changes occur.  Stay safe, happy and healthy!

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