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DRHS Recommends Plan For Pets/COVID-19

The coronavirus that causes COVID-19   continues to spread across the country and national, state and local health experts have plenty of advice for people on how to avoid contracting the disease. But what about pets? The Dubuque Regional Humane Society suggests that pet owners include their furry companions in their preparedness plans for COVID-19. Humane Society Director Tonya Millard says they’ve joined the  Humane Society of the United States and the Association for Animal Welfare Advancement who suggest that you put together a plan that includes pets in the event Dubuque and surrounding counties are impacted by the virus. She says they have foster families that can take in and care for your pet if you are stricken with the virus. Millard says information has been provided to her staff to tell people what to do with their pets if COVID-19 reaches this area. Millard says people should stay diligent, but not overreact to COVID-19 concerns. The World Small Animal Veterinary Association says that there is no evidence that companion animals can be infected or spread the virus.

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