The SPCA Albrecht Center & COVID-19

The effects of COVID-19 are widespread, affecting millions of people, but also affecting thousands of companion animals in your local shelters. The animals, as well as the health of our vital staff and volunteers, are our top priorities at this time. We are working hard to reduce the overall number of animals coming into the shelter, because we have already seen a sudden decrease in adoptions and expect an increase in intakes, which typically happens in times of uncertainty. The SPCA Albrecht Center operates yearly at or near capacity, so reducing intakes and maintaining outcomes is essential to avoid overcrowding and depleting resources. The plan developed over the last few days addresse

Feeling Ruff? Zoonotic Diseases Explained

Coronavirus – it’s all we’ve been hearing about in the news, on social media, and in everyday conversation with peers. And, with a breaking story about a pet Pomeranian in Hong Kong testing positive for SARS-COV-2, the conversation about including companion animals in this scare spread throughout the animal welfare community and pet owners. It is important to note that, in this stand-alone case, the dog tested “weakly positive” for this virus and, if it was transmitted to the dog, it was most likely from human to pet, not pet to human. Also, the CDC has repeatedly stated that, “at present, there is no evidence to suggest that dogs or cats will become a source of infection of [SARS-COV-2] i

What You Need to Know About Poisoned Pets

Our dog Ozzy is what we like to call a “garbage hound.” Though not a hound, our 80-pound black lab can sniff out food from a mile away. Time after time, my husband and I would come home to trash strewn across our whole house from Ozzy’s quest for the last bite of food at the bottom of the trashcan. We tried everything to keep him from eating trash– putting the can under the sink, buying a heavy, lidded can - until finally, we came to the understanding that we would have to live with a trashcan on top of our kitchen table (until we moved into our new house with a hidden trash drawer). However, Ozzy’s determination is borderline admirable. He would find food in the house that we didn’t even


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