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Update Regarding COVID-19 and ARF

Updated Thursday, April 2

In compliance with the legal order issued for six Bay Area counties, ARF is suspending most regular programs and services until further notice. Thank you for your continued interest and support of ARF as we navigate this difficult situation. Our shelter animals are our top priority. They are being well cared for by our staff and most of our animals are in volunteer foster homes.

Adoptions are still being offered through a new, virtual adoption process. View our available animals here.  

ARF Emergency Medical Fund® and Pet Safety Net are still offering assistance to pet guardians in need, and ARF's FoodShare program is still delivering pet food and cat litter to crisis centers to assist low-income families and seniors.

To protect the safety of the public, volunteers, and staff, the following programs/events are currently suspended or postponed:

 

 Be prepared to take care of your pet(s) in the event that you should become ill:

  • Identify a family member or friend who can care for pet.
  • Have crates, food, and extra supplies (including medications) on-hand for quick movement of pet. A pet first-aid kit is also good to have for any unplanned situation.
  • Ensure your animal's vaccines are up-to-date in the event boarding becomes necessary.
  • Document all medications with dosages and administering directions. Including the prescription from your veterinarian if a refill could be necessary.
  • Pets should have identification such as an ID tag on their collar and/or a microchip. Remember: A microchip is only as good as the contact information registered to it.

 

More emergency preparedness tips.

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