As panic of the novel coronavirus continues, animals are being surrendered at shelters at alarming rates due to fear their pets may transmit the virus or because people are losing their jobs and can no longer afford to care for their pet. We ask that you please be there for your pet, they need you now more than ever. We want to reassure you that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Organization for have issued advisories saying there is no evidence at this time that companion animals can spread the COVID-19 virus. Please do not abandon your pets, they need you now more than ever. Magnificent Mutts & Meows Rescue suggests including pets in preparedness plan amid COVID-19 concerns. Things to consider include:
- Identifying a family member or friend to care for your pet if you become ill.
- Ensuring up to date tags and microchip, etc.
Despite the unknown of COVID-19, being quarantined is a great time to spend quality time with your pets!