Our Pets are Family Too! How We Can Help During This Time and Protect our “Furmily”!
We here at Pet Treater take your health and your pet’s health very seriously. We will never act like doctors or vets, or assume we have all the answers, but because we care we wanted to offer you some helpful tips to move forward during this trying time in our country.
A Thank You to YOU:
Firstly, we are very thankful for all our “pack” customers and fans and your loyalty to Pet Treater! We are here to provide continuous monthly subscriptions and we look to do this with no anticipated interruptions to your boxes. We realize these monthly subscriptions may be the only treats and toys your fur baby gets right now and we take that seriously! We have a secure warehouse located in Johnson City, TN and our team is working safely and properly to continue to service our subscribers.
This all being said, how can we help those animals that have no one, or that are in shelters that are temporarily shutting down due to the COVID-19 virus:
According to an article written by The Dodo, there is much we can do. We need to stay safe and protect ourselves, but there are animals that need additional shelter as the animal rescues and shelters are more than likely closing down temporarily. This leaves a dire need for foster parents for these animals.
Dog Lover Digest via Petfinder.com provided a great article with a list of shelters and rescues state-by-state. We know they would appreciate any help that we can give. There are individuals that work daily with these sweet animals and they want to make sure they are protected and taken care of too!
COVID-19 and Our Fur Babies, what to know:
We recommend that you reach out to your vet to see what all the information on animals and the potential for contracting the virus is. However, according to AVMA Resources for Pet Parents, infectious disease experts and multiple international and domestic human and animal health organizations (CDC, OIE, WHO) agree there is no evidence at this point to indicate that pets can spread COVID-19 to other animals, including people. While it is true that pets/animals can carry the same virus strains as us, this one is not contagious they say from our dogs and cats specifically to us humans.
But, they also state to still be cautious and if you are ill to be careful being around others, including animals, and always have supplies on hand and extra food for your fur baby. They encourage you to keep your pets safe with you and not around others unnecessarily for everyone’s safety including your fur baby!
We at Pet Treater are a “furmily”, and we consider you part of that “furmily” and we are here continuing to work so we can bring a little joy into your life and that of your fur babies. We thank you for entrusting us with such an important and rewarding job!
Stay safe and healthy. With many purrs and barks,