COVID-19 Coronavirus & Companion Animals

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From the Florida Department of Health Division of Disease Control and Health Protection Bureau of Epidemiology:

RABIES RELATED ESSENTIAL SERVICES (Florida Statute 828.30)

Click link above for protocols for Rabies pre-exposure and vaccination during COVIC-19


April 9, 2020

ASPCA supports veterinary telemedicine during COVID-19 Pandemic

CLICK HERE TO READ THEIR STATEMENT


April 5, 2020

Paycheck Protection Program FAQs for Small Businesses: CLICK HERE


March 31, 2020

This link includes some terrific resources regarding spay/neuter guidelines and COVID-19: 

CLICK HERE


March 26, 2020

THIS JUST IN! 

A number of national animal welfare organizations and industry experts have teamed up to curate and compile the most accurate and timely COVID-19 resources. The Daily Digest publishes Monday through Friday

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March 26, 2020

Video with Julie Levy, DVM, University of FL and Sandra Newberry, DVM University of Wisconsin

WATCH VIDEO

Shelter Medicine experts Dr. Sandra Newbury and Dr. Julie Levy explain why spay/neuter is considered an elective procedure and the multiple reasons why these surgeries should be suspended during COVID-19 


March 17, 2020

From The Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Florida

The Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Florida continues to monitor the developing situation as animal shelters cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. Below is our Interim Guidance on Shelter Care of Animals Exposed to SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), as well as additional helpful resources for shelter staff health and safety and obtaining help from your community.

Interim Guidance on Shelter Care of Animals Exposed to SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Shelter Kit from Animal Sheltering  


March 6, 2020

The following information has been provided by Association for Animal Welfare Advancement (AAWA):

The following links provides accurate information on Coronavirus and how you can support your community, employees and volunteers in preparation for public inquiries regarding COVID-19

Information from the Center for Disease Control (CDC)

Information from Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)

While COVID-19 is contagious for humans and, as of now, is understood to spread primarily from person to person, the WSAVA (World Small Animal Veterinary Association) Global Veterinary Community – an association representing more than 200,000 veterinarians – states that there is no evidence that companion animals can be infected.

The WSAVA does caution that this is a rapidly evolving situation so people confirmed to have COVID-19 should avoid contact with other people as well as pets. The full advisory document from WSAVA can be found here:  READ MORE

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