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Niagara Co. SPCA: please make appointment to see animals

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Posted at 2:10 PM, Mar 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-16 14:12:26-04

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Niagara County SPCA is putting new recommendations in place to help curb the spread of coronavirus amongst its human visitors.

The facility is now asking people to schedule appointments when looking to visit animals. This will help limit the number of patrons at the shelter at one particular time. The facility is also requesting that no used physical donations be dropped off at this time. People can still help by purchasing items off the shelter's Amazon Wish List.

“The health and safety of our staff and our animal-loving supporters and patrons is our top priority, which is why at this time we are practicing social distancing while continuing services to the public on a limited basis. We are asking for your help in limiting the number of people through the shelter at this time. However, there are still wonderful animals in need of homes, so please visit our website to see pets in need of adoption,” said Executive Director Tim Brennan.

According to the CDC, no animals in the U.S. have been identified with the virus, and there is no evidence that dogs or other pets can contract or spread the coronavirus.

The shelter is also reminding people to include pets in their preparedness plans.