The well-being of the animals in our care, our employees, our volunteers, and our community is always our top priority. As the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic unfolds and affects all of our lives, we are continuing to monitor government regulations, recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and guidance from national animal welfare groups. We will adapt and change procedures as necessary in accordance with these recommendations and in the context of our available resources.
Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation is continuing adoptions and foster placements but with some important changes to our normal procedures:
- Adoptions will be by appointment only.
- All weekend adoption events are canceled.
- Interested adopters should email the link provided in each pet’s bio on our website to learn more.
- DOGS who are not yet spayed or neutered will be available for adoption, consistent with guidelines from the National Animal Care and Control Association (NACA), American Pets Alive! (AmPA!) and the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine.
- While we have always maintained an “every pet altered before adoption” stance, the current crisis calls for new ways of operating.
- Human doctors and veterinarians alike have been called upon to limit or completely avoid elective surgeries in order to conserve supplies for emergency procedures. At the same time, our veterinarians are faced with staffing and supply shortages.
- Adopters will receive a discount spay/neuter voucher, and LDCRF will verify that adopters complete the surgery as required by law.
- CATS will continue to be spayed or neutered prior to adoption because we are heading into kitten season and there is a significant risk of more unplanned litters.
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