Neighborhood Cats COVID-19 Rescue Fund
Offering support to New York City and Jersey City colony caretakers with:
- Injured or sick community cats requiring veterinary care
- Spaying visibly pregnant cats
- Finding temporary replacement feeders
- Food for colony cats
All assistance is provided as funds and services are available. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
NYC COVID-19 Pet Hotline
The New York City Emergency Management Department and the Mayor's Office of Animal Welfare have launched the NYC COVID-19 Pet Hotline. The Pet Hotline serves as an information, planning, referral and service coordination hub for NYC residents who need support for their pets during the COVID-19 pandemic. Pet Hotline operators can be reached directly at 877-204-8821 from 8am to 8pm daily.
Spay/neuter is an “essential service”
Spay/neuter in the Age of COVID-19: Sample clinic protocols
COVID-19 Spay/Neuter and Wellness Preparedness Guide
Is spay/neuter legal? (flow chart)
New York State guidance on essential veterinary care, including spay/neuter
We Need to Open Up Spay/Neuter - Now! by Bryan Kortis
Feeding colony cats is an “essential activity”
COVID-19 Animal Shelter Preparedness Guide from American Pets Alive!
Info on COVID-19, Cats, Pets & People
Daily Digest of Latest on COVID-19 and Animal Welfare compiled by the Association for Animal Welfare Advancement:
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention info page (“If You Have Animals”):
World Organisation for Animal Health – FAQs
World Small Animal Veterinary Association – Advice & Resources
Worms and Germs Blog by Dr. Scott Weese (University of Ontario)