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    Should you separate, isolate or quarantine a pet that has been exposed to COVID-19?

    April 02, 2020

    There has been a lot of confusion around what precautions to take for pets who may have been exposed to COVID-19. Currently, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) doesn’t have evidence that companion animals, including pets, can spread COVID-19. So, do you isolate, quarantine or separate a pet that has been in a house with the virus?  For now, separation… Learn More

    More pets are in foster homes than ever before! Now what?

    March 31, 2020

    Emergency foster initiatives in response to the COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in more shelter pets placed in foster care than ever before. Shelters in cities like Detroit, Kansas City and Norfolk ha... Learn More

    Maddie’s Weekly Roundup: COVID-19 grant opportunities, NACA guidelines, graphics to recruit foster caregivers and more!

    March 30, 2020

    As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, we are in awe of the amazing humans in our field. You&... Learn More

    NACA releases guidelines for spay/neuter and cat intake amid COVID-19 pandemic

    March 27, 2020

    The National Animal Care & Control Association (NACA) has released several statements and protoc... Learn More