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14 May 2020 8:48 AM | FAAWO (Administrator)

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June 23, 2020

Animal shelters brace for surrenders; shelters implement procedures, plan for future

Leaders at animal shelters say they are preparing for a potential increase in surrenders related to financial challenges caused by COVID-19 job loss.

However, when the increase could happen isn’t yet known. Shelters initially anticipated seeing an increase during the time marked by high numbers of COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths, but sources reported no uptick. Instead, many shelters experienced an increased interest in fostering programs.

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June 23, 2020

FEMA PANDEMIC PLANNING DOCUMENT

FEMA has released the Mass Care/Emergency Assistance Pandemic Planning Considerations Document For State, Local, Tribal, Territorial and Non-Government Organizational Planners, Providers and Support Agencies document.  This document has an appendix for Household Pets, Service and Support Animals starting on page 34.  There is information throughout the document about pets and service animals including definitions, pet food, etc. 

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May 14, 2020

ATTN 2019 Florida Animal Friends Grant Recipients

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on your activities, the Board of Directors of FL Animal Friend has extended the deadline for completion of your project and your report.

Instead of filing no later than September 1, your final report is now due no later than 5 PM on November 1, 2020.

May 14, 2020

STUDY CONFIRMS CATS CAN BECOME INFECTED WITH AND MAY TRANSMIT COVID-19 TO OTHER CATS

Here is the press release describing the important points from a new study that was just published. The study was conducted by a premier infectious disease research group at the Wisconsin veterinary school and demonstrated that cats are susceptible to infection by COVID virus from people and infected cats can spread the virus to other cats housed in close association (same housing unit). Infected cats shed virus from the respiratory tract (not the gastrointestinal tract) for 6 days.

The importance of these findings are highlighted near the bottom of the press release, including for shelter cats.

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