According to the Centers for Disease Control:

At this time, there is no evidence that companion animals, including pets, can spread COVID-19 or that they might be a source of infection in the United States.

The CDC has not received any reports of pets or other animals becoming sick with COVID-19.

What that means for SAF-T Shelters is to maintain your COVID-19 response for intaking families with pets, such as:

If your shelter is open and intaking new clients, it is safe to welcome their pets. A client’s pet may be very important for stress reduction and security during this difficult time.

For up-to-date information on COVID-19 and pets, please visit the American Veterinary Medical Association or Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine websites.