Calgary Humane Society introduces online adoption amid COVID-19 outbreak

Beacon Herald file

Beacon Herald file

You can contact the humane society for more information.

"Shelters all around the country are trying to clear out as many animals as they can, and we're no different", said Rich Anderson, executive director and CEO of West Palm Beach's Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League.

"This is a great opportunity to introduce a new pet into the home, as many people now have more time to spend bonding with their new pet", Jessica Bohrson with the Calgary Humane Society said.

Boone County Animal Shelter cut off public access last week but says people with animal concerns can still call. "That's why we would really love to foster or adopt", said Albany Humane Society Board President May Gillespie.

"We're talking about things, like providing pet food for people that might not otherwise be able to purchase it because of layoffs or things of that nature", Covey said. COVID-19 Animal Shelter Preparedness Guide covers topics ranging from "Feral/Community Cat Protocol" to "How To Get Your Community To Help" and even a chapter on "Found Foster Protocol for Chameleon".

The humane society is still in need of donations.

"Staff will be on-call for emergency situations only", the shelter writes in a Facebook post. "We're doing OK for dog and cat food for our use".

While intake is suspended, people can still make appointments to pickup an animal that belongs to them.

Please note that animal control services will be limited.

He added that if someone wants to adopt or foster an animal, they should call the shelter at 740-373-5959 to make an appointment. Along with potentially seeing an influx of surrenders due to illness and financial hardship, Williams is anticipating an increase in the local animal population because spay and neuter programs within OR have been halted following an order by Gov. Kate Brown that prevents health-care providers from conducting non-emergency procedures.

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