The Oregon Humane Society has sent more than a hundred animals into foster homes over the last two weeks, emptying at least 30 dog kennels and creating space at an offsite facility that can house approximately 100 cats. "We will have a core staff in the facility that will be making sure that daily care enrichment and veterinary care that needs to be given to animals will still be given". In the coming days, James says the humane society may move more of its animals to the homes of people in its foster network.
The Jackson County Animal Shelter also announced it was closing to the public on March 19 via Facebook.
Save The Animals Foundation (STAF) on Red Bank Road said as of March 21, it was doing dog adoptions by appointment only. "When people lose their jobs, when their health is compromised, pets don't always stay in the family, and we need to be ready to take care of those pets".
"Staff will be on-call for emergency situations only", the shelter writes in a Facebook post.
The humane society is still in need of donations.
At this particular drive-thru, however, you aren't picking up ice cream or french fries-you're picking up a furry foster animal.
"Things are changing pretty fast right now", Raney said.
"We rely on the public to adopt".
- Animal control - emergency services including sick/injured animals, dangerous/vicious animals, support for emergency services (police, fire, EMS).
While intake is suspended, people can still make appointments to pickup an animal that belongs to them.
All animals were adopted from the shelter, Director Lydia Sattler said. Surrender of healthy animals are not accepted until further notice.