COVID-19 POLICIES

 

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.  

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

Learn more about our Covid-19 policies HERE.

SPAY/NEUTER SERVICES

In collaboration with the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, Cat Haven coordinates 8 Spay Days each year to offer a low-cost spay/neuter option to those in need! You can learn more about that HERE.

If you are looking for a low cost spay/neuter service, you can check out these local services:

Spay Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge Spay/Neuter

CAAWS (Low-Cost Coupons Available)

Spay Spa

TRAP/NEUTER/RELEASE PROGRAMS

Cat Haven does not offer TNR services, however you can contact the following organizations if you have feral cat colonies who need to be spayed/neutered and released back into the community.

Companion Animal Alliance

Feral Cat Coallition

CAAWS (Low-Cost Coupons Available)

Cat Haven rents traps to the community for TNR efforts. Trap rental requires a refundable $50 security deposit and a non-refundable $10 fee. Traps may be rented for up to 7 days. Traps kept beyond 7 days will incur a late fee of $2 per additional day.