There’s so much good information out there about responding to the Covid-19 pandemic in your shelter (and some not-so-good information as well). But it’s like trying to drink from a firehose and you’re already overwhelmed – all you need is the answer to one question. We are here for you!
Contact No Kill South Carolina’s Covid-19 Hotline and we’ll research the answer from a reputable source.
Email NoKillSouthCarolina@CharlestonAnimalSociety.org or call 843-329-1564
Most Recent Questions & Answers:
- How to keep saving lives during COVID-19The goal is to keep people safe, move sheltered pets as fast as possible and conserve resources! Boost Foster Network – With the World Health Organization officially declaring the new coronavirus a pandemic, there remains little doubt animal shelters and rescues will be impacted by COVID-19. Is mass surrender of pets likely? No. But shelters will … Read more
- Can COVID-19 infect pets?No! Currently, there is NO evidence! Currently, there is no evidence that pets become sick. Infectious disease experts, as well the CDC, OIE, and WHO indicate there is also no evidence to suggest that pet dogs or cats can be a source of infection with SARS-CoV-2 including spreading COVID-12 to people. https://www.avma.org/sites/default/files/2020-03/COVID%2019%20Instagram%201080×1080%20%286%29.png COVID-19 is the Coronavirus … Read more
- Someone tested positive for Covid-19 and is surrendering their dog. How should we handle the animal?World Small Animal Veterinary Association statement about the interaction with pets that have been in contact with Coronavirus-19 positive person “While SARS-Cov-2 seems to have emerged from an animal source, it is now spreading from person-to-person. Person-to-person spread is thought to occur mainly via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. At this time, it’s … Read more