THE ANIMAL FOUNDATION COVID-19 INFORMATION
The Animal Foundation is monitoring the situation with regards to Coronavirus COVID-19 and staying in touch with local health authorities to determine best practices. We are continuing to monitor this situation and our operations daily, as things progress, and will keep you updated.
- It’s important to know that, to date, there have not been any cases of dogs or cats becoming sick with the new coronavirus, COVID-19. There is also no evidence of people catching the virus from companion animals.
- At this time, The Animal Foundation is continuing normal operations and we are ready to help you find your lost pet, adopt an animal or provide you with services from our low-cost vet clinic.
- The best way The Animal Foundation can prepare to respond to this community issue, is for our campus to have as much available space for animals as possible. We encourage everyone to come to TAF, adopt a pet and give it a great home.
- The Animal Foundation’s current standard cleaning protocols utilize a disinfectant and procedure that kills COVID-19. There are hand washing stations and hand sanitizer throughout our campus facilities.
- The Animal Foundation is asking employees who are sick to stay home. We are also reminding employees to practice good hand hygiene, cover coughs and sneezes and get a flu shot.
- The Animal Foundation encourages all pet owners to have an emergency plan in place for their pets. Make sure pets are wearing proper identification; have crates and extra food or supplies on hand; and identify a trusted family member, friend or pet sitter who can care for your pet if you become ill or are hospitalized.
TAF is working hard to put additional measures in place to address the situation as it continues to unfold.
The Animal Foundation is located at 655 North Mojave Road. To search for adoptable pets, please visit animalfoundation.com.
According to the CDC, the most important things pet lovers should know today are:
- There is currently no reason to that any animals including pets in the United States might be a source of infection with this new coronavirus.
- To date, CDC has not received any reports of pets or other animals becoming sick with COVID-19.
- At this time, there is no evidence that companion animals including pets can spread COVID-19. However, since animals can spread other diseases to people, it’s always a good idea to wash your hands after being around animals.
Be prepared. Having a plan in place for pets is critical:
- People should identify a family member or friend who can care for pets if someone in the household becomes ill.
- Make sure you have enough food, medicine, and products to care for pets’ needs.
- Have crates, food, and extra supplies on hand for quick movement of pets.
- Keep all animal vaccines up to date in the event boarding becomes necessary.
- Ensure all medications are documented with dosages and administering directions. Including the prescription from your veterinarian is also helpful.
- Pets should have identification: collar with ID tag and microchip (best practice is microchipping).
- As always, if you see any changes in the health condition of your pets, seek the advice from a veterinarian.
- The Animal Foundation
- community cats
- Veterinary Services
- Mission Possible 2020
- Las Vegas Animal Shelter
- low-cost vet clinic
- reading to dogs
- Las Vegas community
- working cats
- Best in Show
- Maddie's Fund
- PetSmart Everyday Adoption Center
- Lost & Found Pets
- Best Friends Animal Society
- TAF Partners