Looking After Our Pets During a Pandemic

A Message from the Lincoln County Humane Society (LCHS) in Niagara, Ontario
Posted March 3rd, 2020 on Niagara At Large

Niagara, Ontario – The Lincoln County Humane Soceity (LCHS) is reminding people to remember their pets when preparing for dealing with any potential implications of Covid 19.

As this situation develops and we receive information from all forms of social media it is important to determine what arrangements should must be made.

Specifically, the LCHS reminds people to prepare for the care of their pets.

If individuals become sick, it is important to make arrangements for their pets.

Consider:

  • Who will look after your pet if you are unwell?
  • Where will you take your pet if you are unable to provide care?
  • Who will bring you supplies for your pet if you are unable to leave your home?
  • Is your veterinarian office open?

A support framework can assist in these difficult times.

Contact neighbours or friends and build those supports for each other.  Unfortunately, pets are sometimes overlooked during difficult times.

Resources are available to assist individuals. The LCHS has pet emergency preparedness information on its website and we encourage people to visit www.lchs.ca <http://www.lchs.ca>

The LCHS will continue to update the public regarding the shelter in St. Catharines and how we will deal with remaining open or available. Currently, the LCHS remains open and animals are available for adoption.

We are very aware of social distancing and encourage individuals to remain home if they are unwell. We will monitor information from our health care professionals and government advisories.

  • Kevin Strooband, Executive Director. President, Niagara Region Animal Services

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