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Germantown Animal Shelter Temporarily Revising Policies Due to COVID-19 Outbreak

Post Date:03/14/2020 12:00 PM

Staff at the Germantown Animal Shelter has been closely monitoring the ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and has received recommendations from the National Animal Care and Control Association (NACA). 

Due to this unprecedented situation and out of an abundance of caution, the Germantown Animal Shelter is implementing revised policies to comply with social distancing practices set forth by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The policies will be effective immediately and will remain in place until further notice. These temporary revisions as outlined below are a response to the recent decrease in adoptions.

  • The Germantown Animal Shelter will not be accepting any animal surrenders and will only impound animals that pose an immediate threat to public safety or that need immediate medical care. 

  • The Germantown Animal Shelter will not be accepting any new shelter volunteers at this time. The Shelter will also be temporarily suspending all new volunteer orientation programs. 

The Germantown Animal Shelter will continue to utilize its foster network to assist with the care of pets in their homes until normal operations can be resumed. If this viral outbreak poses an issue among the shelter staff, having fewer pets requiring care within the facility will be imperative.

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