With escalating concerns surrounding this global pandemic, Nevada SPCA is adjusting to day-to-day changes, while prioritizing the safety of our staff, animals, and the community. Over the course of the past week and a half, Nevada SPCA has closed its doors to the public and to volunteers.
In the interim, we have worked to place animals into foster homes for a minimum of 30 days and have provided foster families with food and supplies. The benefits of placing animals into foster homes are significant and helps to alleviate some of the burden on our shelter by providing additional kennel spaces for animals in need. We have taken additional, contactless measures by facilitating these adoptions by phone appointment only and fosters are met curbside outside the shelter.
We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 coronavirus situation and following protocols laid out by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD).
At Nevada SPCA, we want to stress that there is no reason to believe that any animals, including pets in the United States, can contract and spread COVID-19. To date, the CDC has not received any reports of pets or animals becoming ill with COVID-19. Nevada SPCA is taking proper protocols within the shelter in terms of proper disinfection and sanitizing of the facility.
We realize that this is a difficult time for Southern Nevadans but we remain vigilant, positive, and proactive in our daily approach. We are eternally grateful to those individuals in the community that have stepped up to foster. Our staff remains on-site daily to care for the many dogs and cats who, due to medical reasons or otherwise, are unable to be fostered or adopted yet. This is why we are asking our community for help and support once again. Funds to provide veterinary care for our animals is not postponed or compromised. Your financial contribution helps to ensure that we continue with our life-saving mission to ultimately place wonderful animals in loving homes.
Your support and generosity are evident, and we wholeheartedly believe that we can count on you during both the good and especially the challenging times. Stay safe, stay home, and stay strong, Southern Nevada.