Covid-19 Information Regarding SPCA Branches of Newfoundland and Labrador
All branches of SPCAs in the province that make up the SPCA NL would like to inform residents of NL that because of the Covid-19 outbreak our shelters are closed to the public. Branches that rely heavily on Foster Programs to house animals are continuing to provide foster care. All branches are diligently following guidelines set out by the Chief Medical Officer of the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador to protect our employees, volunteers and members of the public.
Our branches pride themselves on providing a clean, sanitary environment to prevent the spread of animal related diseases and are now committed to implementing practices to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Branches of the SPCA NL have to remain available to accept animals in emergency situations and are currently providing housing for animals in their care. To prevent over crowding, most branches are providing online adoption services and allowing approved applicants admittance, in a controlled setting, to pick up their new family members.
We’d like to thank our staff, volunteers and foster families both on the front line and behind the scenes for standing by us in this time of need. We’d also like acknowledge the role pets play during this time of social isolation. Their companionship improves our mental and physical health by reducing symptoms like stress, anxiety and depression and encourages exercise and play.
Due to the Covid-19 outbreak all branches have had to cancel or indefinitely delay many fundraisers that provide income necessary for the care of the animals they house and for community out reach programs.
If you would like to make a monetary donation or donation of goods please contact your local SPCA for information on policies and services currently provided before donating. You can find a list of member branches and contact information at: http://www.spcanl.com/local-branches/.
Please take care of yourself and thank you for your continuing support.