Humane Society Suspending All Adoptions

Saturday March 21st, 2020

Posted at 4:07pm

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The Windsor / Essex County Humane Society is temporarily suspending all adoptions due to COVID-19 precautions.

Executive Director Melanie Coulter said in a statement the decision was difficult especially considering the number of animals still needing homes.

“This will be a challenge for the 192 animals currently in our care who still need homes, but we have to ensure the safety of our staff and community,” said Coulter. “We have been moving many animals into foster homes, and our staff have been working hard to continue to care for all the animals remaining at the shelter.”

“We also remain available for urgent intakes of sick or injured animals, or stray dogs,” Coulter said. “To help ensure that we can focus on the animals most in need, we ask that if you find a stray dog, you walk them around to see if the owner is looking before bringing them in.”

Coulter said the Humane Society will not be accepting owner-surrendered animals at this time, except in genuine emergencies.

You’re asked to call 519-966-5751 if you have found an animal in distress who needs assistance.

Coulter said the Humane Society is now, more than ever, relying on the generous gifts of people to care for animals in need.

“Everyone is affected by what’s happening right now, but for those of you who are able to, we’re asking for your help,” she said. “We will continue to foster, house, feed and provide medical attention to the animals in our care. We will continue to have dedicated staff working around the clock to keep these animals happy and healthy.”

“Your gift today will not only help us to keep animals in Windsor and Essex County safe and cared for, but will help us continue all of our community programs once the COVID-19 situation has passed,” said Coulter. “A donation of $20, $50 or even $100 will go directly to animal medical care, their daily food and shelter, and of course, a place to call home.”

You can learn more about donating on the Humane Society website.

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