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Spay Neuter Network has continued to monitor developments with COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus). When responding to an infectious disease, Spay Neuter Network closely follows the recommendations made by our state and county health department. We also monitor and follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, TVMA, AVMA and many experienced animal welfare organizations. After reviewing new regulations and the essential business reduction list from Governor Abbott effective until April 30th and projected extensions of the Stay at Home orders issued for most North Texas communities, the Spay Neuter Network Board of Directors has voted to close all clinics through May 1, 2020.
This has been a very difficult decision for us as we are a safety net for those that need affordable pet healthcare and April is a time of year that many dogs and cats are breeding and giving birth.
Saving animals lives is what we do every day. However, our team made the decision to shift temporarily to save human lives. The lives saved are perhaps yours, your loved ones, or a SNN staff member. We need our community to Stay at Home so that when Spay Neuter Network is ready to begin our mission full steam ahead, the community and our team are healthy.
While you, our customers, are at home safe, our executive team and staff members are working hard (from home) to get ready for the huge increase of unwanted dogs and cats that will fill our communities over the next month. Many litters will be born into families already struggling to keep their families fed; many feral kittens will be born on the streets. We need to be ready to go full force when we reopen.
Some of the things that Spay Neuter Network will be working on:
- We are available to fill your heartworm and flea and tick prevention by calling 972-472-3500 or emailing us at email@example.com
- While most shelters remain closed to the public, our customer service team will be working hard to help owners find new homes for pets that they can no longer care for and providing solutions to help feed, train and keep the pets in their home.
- Developing a strong targeted program for feral and community cats to get as many fixed as possible when we reopen.
- Working to coordinate with rescues and shelter to help get pets sterilized as quickly as possible that were adopted with a spay/neuter contract.
- In addition, so we can better serve you, our technicians and customer service personnel will be working to pass their CVA Level 1 and 2 certifications through the Texas Veterinary Medical Association.
- We will be working on technology improvements to streamline the new “normal” check-in process so that you can get your pet checked in more quickly and you more quickly on your way home.
- We will be working with national funders and spay/neuter groups to prepare for a mega spay-a-thon for early fall so that we can fix a large number of dogs and cats for FREE very quickly to make up for the time we have lost.
Please know that we are available by phone Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm to answer any questions you may have. We are all in this together and we will make it through stronger and better than ever. Stay safe.