We are taking PETCO advice for shelters and animals

We are concerned for all during this COVIS-19 outbreak.  Please be advised that we are still open for visits, but we ask that you be without any fever or in good physical shape to visit.  There are still unknowns of concern for all people in the world.  Please call and discuss coming to meet the cats.  They still need to find homes.

Here are the guidelines we are following during this time provided by PETCO and US CDC.

COVID-19 Update for Petco Foundation Partners
Message from Petco Foundation President, Susanne Kogut:
With the news of COVID-19 rapidly changing, many of you are preparing for various scenarios to manage the dual responsibilities of protecting human health and saving animal lives in your communities. At the Petco Foundation, we are here to support you, our valued partners, especially in times when you and animals across the country need us most. 
Now and always, the Petco Foundation is committed to creating a better world for pets and the people who love them. We are here to support you in your lifesaving mission. Below we've pulled together resources and information to help you work to ensure the health and safety of the pets in your care, as well as your team and community.
 
Thank you Petco Family,
Susanne Kogut
Petco Foundation President
Adoption Partners in Petco Stores
Petco’s top priority is the health, safety and well-being of both pets and their families. At this time, Petco stores remain open and are operating normal business hours so pet parents continue to have access to food and supplies. 
 
Petco is committed to supporting adoption, publicly sharing educational information for pet parents, and messaging the need for community members to support their local animal welfare organizations through adoption and fostering when safe to do so.  
We ask that all adoption partners stay in close contact with their local store general manager regarding pets in stores. 
 
 
Adoption Habitats at Petco: If you are an adoption partner organization with pets in an adoption habitat at Petco, please follow CDC guidance and take appropriate action to prevent the spread of disease including having volunteers and staff not come to Petco if they are feeling ill or believe they may be at risk. If your organization's representatives cannot safely come in to care for the pets, please contact your local Petco general manager who will work with you on a plan for their care. 
Weekend Adoption Outings: We understand adoptions and promoting pet fostering are a critical part of your lifesaving work. Weekend showcasing of other adoptable pets can still take place at Petco. Please follow the CDC guidelines referenced above under adoption habitats. Additionally, monitor guidelines recommended by the CDC on large gatherings and limit the number of people and pets onsite to a number that allows for recommend social distancing. We also recommend you utilize hand sanitizer and other disinfectants when conducting interactions with adopters. 
 
As part of our normal business operations, all Petco stores are cleaned and sanitized daily, and in light of COVID-19, Petco is increasing the frequency and extent of daily cleanings, and taking steps to ensure all locations have ample hygiene and sanitation supplies available.
 
 
Partners Hosting Conferences or Events Sponsored by the Petco Foundation
 
If your organization is hosting a Petco Foundation sponsored or partner event, please continue to monitor guidelines recommended by the CDC on gatherings and please do what is right for your organization and community. We understand that you may have incurred unreimbursable event expenses and amounts funded to your organization by the Petco Foundation can be used to cover such expenses regardless of the status of your event. 
 
As time allows, please reach out to [email protected]petcofoundation.org with updates on event cancellations or date changes.
 
Update: Petco Foundation Annual Partnership Report Deadline Extended
 
We have extended the deadline for animal welfare organizations to submit their Annual Partnership Report to Thursday, April 30.
 
Learn more about submitting your Annual Partnership Report by logging in to the Petco Foundation Partner Portal: petcofoundation.org/partners.
 
COVID-19 Resources to Support Lifesaving
 
 
Expand your Foster Network
Encourage your community to foster a pet. Check out this shareable video from our friends at NYCACC that can be customized with your organization's logo and URL.
 
 
 
Helping you navigate the challenges COVID-19 may have on staff and your community, The Humane Society of the United States and The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement have compiled resources from animal welfare organizations across the nation.
 
 
NACA Statement and Resources for Animal Control Functions During the COVID-19 Pandemic.
 
 
Pima Animal Care Center offers a powerful example of a press release aimed at inspiring their community to help them save animal lives.
 
 
The American Pets Alive! COVID-19 Animal Shelter Preparedness Guide offers a framework to ensure continued saving of shelter pets and tips for proactive preparation throughout COVID-19 outbreak. 
 
 
 
Help Keep Lost Pets Out of Shelters
 
Finding Rover can help reunite lost pets in your community directly from their finders. Encourage people to use this tool to reduce animals coming into your shelters. 
 
 
 
Help Keep Lost Pets Out of Shelters
 
Finding Rover can help reunite lost pets in your community directly from their finders. Encourage people to use this tool to reduce animals coming into your shelters. 
We know Coronavirus/COVID-19 is a concerning topic for people everywhere, including pet parents. As news and information around Coronavirus/COVID-19 evolves and questions arise about how it affects our pets, here is what you should know so far from Dr. Thomas Edling, a member of the Petco Pet Wellness Council and 25-year veterinarian with a special interest in infectious and zoonotic diseases. petco.com/covid19
 
Here are educational resources from Petco that you can share with your community:
 
COVID-19 Update for Petco Foundation Partners
Message from Petco Foundation President, Susanne Kogut:
With the news of COVID-19 rapidly changing, many of you are preparing for various scenarios to manage the dual responsibilities of protecting human health and saving animal lives in your communities. At the Petco Foundation, we are here to support you, our valued partners, especially in times when you and animals across the country need us most. 
Now and always, the Petco Foundation is committed to creating a better world for pets and the people who love them. We are here to support you in your lifesaving mission. Below we've pulled together resources and information to help you work to ensure the health and safety of the pets in your care, as well as your team and community.
 
Thank you Petco Family,
Susanne Kogut
Petco Foundation President
Adoption Partners in Petco Stores
Petco’s top priority is the health, safety and well-being of both pets and their families. At this time, Petco stores remain open and are operating normal business hours so pet parents continue to have access to food and supplies. 
 
Petco is committed to supporting adoption, publicly sharing educational information for pet parents, and messaging the need for community members to support their local animal welfare organizations through adoption and fostering when safe to do so.  
We ask that all adoption partners stay in close contact with their local store general manager regarding pets in stores. 
 
 
Adoption Habitats at Petco: If you are an adoption partner organization with pets in an adoption habitat at Petco, please follow CDC guidance and take appropriate action to prevent the spread of disease including having volunteers and staff not come to Petco if they are feeling ill or believe they may be at risk. If your organization's representatives cannot safely come in to care for the pets, please contact your local Petco general manager who will work with you on a plan for their care. 
Weekend Adoption Outings: We understand adoptions and promoting pet fostering are a critical part of your lifesaving work. Weekend showcasing of other adoptable pets can still take place at Petco. Please follow the CDC guidelines referenced above under adoption habitats. Additionally, monitor guidelines recommended by the CDC on large gatherings and limit the number of people and pets onsite to a number that allows for recommend social distancing. We also recommend you utilize hand sanitizer and other disinfectants when conducting interactions with adopters. 
 
As part of our normal business operations, all Petco stores are cleaned and sanitized daily, and in light of COVID-19, Petco is increasing the frequency and extent of daily cleanings, and taking steps to ensure all locations have ample hygiene and sanitation supplies available.
Partners Hosting Conferences or Events Sponsored by the Petco Foundation
If your organization is hosting a Petco Foundation sponsored or partner event, please continue to monitor guidelines recommended by the CDC on gatherings and please do what is right for your organization and community. We understand that you may have incurred unreimbursable event expenses and amounts funded to your organization by the Petco Foundation can be used to cover such expenses regardless of the status of your event. 
 
As time allows, please reach out to [email protected]petcofoundation.org with updates on event cancellations or date changes.
Update: Petco Foundation Annual Partnership Report Deadline Extended
We have extended the deadline for animal welfare organizations to submit their Annual Partnership Report to Thursday, April 30.
 
Learn more about submitting your Annual Partnership Report by logging in to the Petco Foundation Partner Portal: petcofoundation.org/partners.
COVID-19 Resources to Support Lifesaving
 
Expand your Foster Network
Encourage your community to foster a pet. Check out this shareable video from our friends at NYCACC that can be customized with your organization's logo and URL.
 
 
Helping you navigate the challenges COVID-19 may have on staff and your community, The Humane Society of the United States and The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement have compiled resources from animal welfare organizations across the nation.
 
NACA Statement and Resources for Animal Control Functions During the COVID-19 Pandemic.
 
Pima Animal Care Center offers a powerful example of a press release aimed at inspiring their community to help them save animal lives.
 
The American Pets Alive! COVID-19 Animal Shelter Preparedness Guide offers a framework to ensure continued saving of shelter pets and tips for proactive preparation throughout COVID-19 outbreak.