Yes. All services are being provided with respect to social distancing requirements.
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Yes, The Animal Shelter is open for services by appointment and for limited viewing between 2:00-5:15pm Tuesday through Saturday.
Phones open at 9:00am - 6:00pm Tuesday through Saturday.
Enforcement is available between 8:45am and 5:45pm Tuesday through Saturday.
Yes. Rabies vaccines and microchip services are being offered by appointment. Because our focus is on moving animals through the shelter, we prioritize adoptions and redemptions first and schedule other services where there is availability.
We have reduced the adoption fees by 50% through the duration of the pandemic. Our meet and greet services have been suspended and therefore adopters don’t have a chance to personally interact with the pet before adoption. Because of this we are offering a 100% money back return for 2 months if the animal you have selected doesn’t work out.
The Shelter is offering limited viewing of the animals in the kennel area. When an adoption appointment is scheduled, potential adopters will be able to do a non interactive visit with the animal selected.
Animals can be seen on PetHarbor (https://phshelter.com/FNSB). PetHarbor is linked to our software system and updates every hour with the most current inventory, so check back often! They can also be seen on Facebook, but this may not show an all inclusive inventory of the animals at the shelter.
We strive to provide accurate and informative descriptions, photos, and interactive videos for the animals available for adoption.
According to Centers for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization, American Veterinary Medical Association, World Small Animal Veterinary Association, and others, there is currently no evidence of companion animals spreading COVID-19. The spread of the virus currently appears to be the result of person-to-person transmission.
It is therefore recommended that, whenever possible, pets stay at home with their human families. Companionship with pets promote both human and animal health and welfare, especially in these uncertain times.
Thank you for your interest in helping! Here are some ideas:
Keep your pets at home and restrained. Keeping your pets at home and safely restrained is the biggest help citizens can do to keep animals out of the shelter. Waiting to rehome pets until after the pandemic is over is also critical to helping minimize the population of animals in the shelter. Unless an animal is sick, injured, or in immediate danger, its best to remain in a home and out of the shelter.
Offer support and supplies: Social media is a great way to reach out to our community to offer resources that may be available. Families may need animal food and supplies because of a loss of a job, etc. Posting your need for help or posting availability to help is a way that the community can help each other without having to bring pets to the shelter. Consider dropping off some animal food at our Pet Pantry located on the back side of the Animal Shelter.
Plan for your pet in case you get sick. It’s important to incorporate pets into your preparedness plan. Pets should stay with their families whenever possible. This should include stocking up on essential supplies such as pet food and medications. Having a contingency plan for family, friends, or neighbors to care for your pets if you are unable to do so is highly recommended.
Animal Control is accepting surrendered or stray animals through the drop off cages on the north side of the building. The drop off cages are open 24 hours a day. Please fill out the appropriate paperwork associated with the animal being relinquished and lock the cage door.