At Alley Cat Allies, we are committed to providing you with good common-sense advice to protect yourself and the animals you care for during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Things are far from “business as usual,” and we have to operate in new, innovative ways in order to continue our important work for cats and kittens.
With your safety and the cats’ in mind, we have created three new in-depth COVID-19 resources to help you navigate this new normal in the cat protection movement. Our advice is informed by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 guidelines and the on-the-ground experience of Alley Cat Allies staff and other seasoned TNR advocates.
COVID-19 Guide: Safety Tips and Precautions for Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) outlines Alley Cat Allies’ recommendations and best practices for planning and carrying out TNR with COVID-19 safety protocols. We won’t sugarcoat it: COVID-19 presents new challenges to TNR. But they’re surmountable, and TNR is still both possible and essential!
In our COVID-19 Protocols for Veterinarians, we’ve compiled our recommendations for veterinarians to protect staff, animals, and clients and share the unique ways veterinary practices are adapting to the pandemic.
And our COVID-19 Protocols for Animal Shelters detail the way shelters and rescue groups are sculpting new pandemic protocols to operate safely and effectively for animals, staff, and the public. Our goal is to help shelters and groups plow ahead while taking advantage of online tools and an unusual bounty of foster homes.
These resources, and more, can all be found on our COVID-19 response hub at alleycat.org/Coronavirus. Share them with your friends, family, fellow cat advocates, local TNR groups, veterinarians, and shelters, and anyone who will benefit from knowing how to help cats while protecting themselves from the pandemic.