Resources for communicating with your community during the COVID-19 pandemic

  Communication is key, especially in these uncertain times as we face the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are some resources to help animal sheltering organizations communicate with their communities, including document templates, shareable graphics, and tips for posting on social media and holding virtual meetings and pet meet & greets. Toolkit: Get Your Messages Across with Read More…

It’s Not Just Toilet Paper We’re Running Out Of: Tips on easing your cleaning supply scarcity during Covid-19.  

by Vicki Weber LVT (Shelter Medicine LVT, Cornell University) Transmission of SARS-CoV2 occurs through respiratory droplets and fomites, such as doorknobs and other frequently touched surfaces.  Current evidence suggests that SARS-CoV-2 may remain viable from hours to days on surfaces made from a variety of materials such as hard plastics and metal.  Cleaning of visibly Read More…

Social distancing tips for continuing adoptions during the COVID-19 pandemic

by Erin Henry VMD, DACVPM (Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Instructor) Human to human transmission remains the most important source of infection with SARS CoV-2. Social distancing is crucial to helping flatten the curve. The most important means of social distancing in animal shelters at this time, is decreasing intake to essential/emergent only (see links to NACA guidelines Read More…