The humane society is considered essential, but it made the decision to reduce services for public safety.
"There are on occasion animals that are surrendered by an owner who can no longer take care of them".
And if you're struggling to feed your pet, you can take advantage of the Food Bank Program.
As of last week, 25 animals were placed with foster families. We strongly encourage pet owners to keep their pets at home.
But while they prepare to aid their communities during the coronavirus crisis, many shelters are navigating financial hardships of their own. The Newberg Animal Shelter has canceled its spring fundraisers as well and has been forced to reduce staff hours to maintain social distancing. Without those activities taking place, the humane society says it is incurring a loss of critical revenue. "On March 15, we let our supporters know we needed help to get as many animals out of our shelters as possible so we could be ready for whatever challenges tomorrow throws at the communities we serve". There have been heartwarming stories of creative foster drive-through events at shelters across the country.
There will be no adoptions during this time, and adoptions will be on a limited-contact basis when they start again, a news release said. "We still have a need for fosters, but what we really need right now are folks who can foster large dogs and adult cats".
"Wichita Animal Shelter staff is monitoring the shelter boxes during these hours, will intake the animals on post them on Pet-Harbor", police say. "We're doing OK for dog and cat food for our use".