Trapping in the age of COVID-19
Considerations for trapping community cats while social distancing - free guide by Neighborhood Cats, the Humane Society of the United States and Alley Cat Advocates
Neighborhood Cats COVID-19 Rescue Fund
Offering support to New York City and Jersey City colony caretakers with:
- Spaying visibly pregnant cats
- Subsidize and assist with the spay/neuter of colony cats (TNR certification required)
- 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
Table of SARS-CoV-2 cases in animals in the United States from the United States Dept. of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
SARS-CoV-2 in animals from the American Veterinary Medical Association
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention info page (“If You Have Animals”):
Worms and Germs Blog by Dr. Scott Weese (University of Ontario)