We have adjusted our operations to ensure we are in compliance with current CDC recommendations as we continue to provide a safe environment for our staff, guests and pets. Please read below for important information.
Our Country Club Adoption Center will re-open to the public on Monday, August 2nd, 2021. Hours of operation are Monday – Saturday, 10am – 1pm by appointment only and 2pm – 6pm for the general public. Face masks are required apparel for all visitors and staff.
4881 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27104
Our University North Intake location will re-open to the public on Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021 by appointment only. Appointments are required for all services, including animal surrender, reclaim of pets and foster pick up/drop off. Please call (336) 955-1750, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, between 10:00am – 1:00pm & 2:00pm – 6:00pm, Monday through Saturday, to make an appointment. Appointments are scheduled in 1-hour increments to ensure we are able to answer all questions and provide appropriate animal care. In addition, face masks are required apparel for all visitors and staff.
5570 Sturmer Park Circle, Winston-Salem, NC 27105
COVID-19 Information for Pet Owners
Please read below for helpful information on several topics.
Pet owners, please keep the following CDC information in mind if you become ill with COVID-19. Your pets will do best at home – with precautions.
According to the CDC’s website: There is no evidence that companion animals, including pets, can spread COVID-19 to people or that they might be a source of infection to people in the United States. We do know that people sick with COVID-19 can transmit the virus to cats.
- When possible, have another member of your household care for your animals while you are sick.
- Avoid contact with your pet including, petting, snuggling, being kissed or licked, and sharing food.
- If you must care for your pet or be around animals while you are sick, wash your hands before and after you interact with them.
- If you cannot leave your home and need veterinary care for your cat or dog, Best Friends is offering temporary, free alternatives.
Prepare a COVID-19 emergency plan for your pet now.
Pets are our family and in this challenging time we urge pet parents to include their pets in their emergency preparedness measures. Putting together an emergency plan can be daunting, so we hope the useful steps below can ease this process for you. It’s important to have a plan for your pet’s care if you become ill and can no longer care for your pup or kitty.
- Know the facts. There is no evidence that humans can get COVID-19 from their pets. The best place for your animal is inside the home they know. If you become ill but are still able to care for your pet, please stay at home, and keep your pet at home with you.
- Identify two people who can care for your pet if you become hospitalized. Reach out now to your neighbors, friends, coworkers, or family who can temporarily take your pet in. If you are able, consider a boarding facility for your pet. Make sure to speak directly to your two support contacts so they know to be prepared in case of emergency.
- Check now to make sure your pet’s microchip information is up to date.
- Prepare and pack a preparedness kit for your furry friend today. The goal is to be able to seamlessly transfer the care of your animal to your support contact if needed. Your preparedness kit should include documents and supplies:
- Documents. In a sealable plastic bag, include the following: name and contact information of your two support contacts, your pet’s vaccination records, name and contact information of your vet or animal clinic, pictures of your pet (proof of ownership), medication with instructions and daily pet care instructions
- At least two weeks of food and, if needed, current medicine
- A collar with identification tags and leash for dogs
- Cat litter, scoop and a cat litter box for cats
- A crate or carrier to transport your pet
- Toys, treats, grooming items, blankets and a bed
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