As the circumstances with COVID-19 continue to develop so too must our expectations for operations and our response in order to protect ourselves, our staff and our volunteers.
HSMC will be closed to the general public effective 3/18/2020 in order to ensure compliance with current recommendations for the health and safety of our community. Rest assured that staff will be here taking care of the animals and we’ll be here for you too if you need us.
Phone lines will remain on and we will facilitate visits with adoptable pets for interested adopters only; our front doors will remain locked so we can address guests at the door and monitor the number of people in the shelter. We are not allowing casual visits to the shelter at this time; this is for our safety and yours. If you need to surrender a pet, have found a stray or need to reclaim your lost pet, please contact us at 715-845-2810. Remember that you can start the adoption process from home, too! Adoption applications are available 24/7 at www.catsndogs.org.
We will continue to keep you posted and stay interactive on Facebook as this situation continues to develop. Please be sure that you have supplies ready for yourself and your pets, including food and medications. If you need help with pet food, please call us.
We have currently suspended our volunteer program and are not accepting new volunteers. Current volunteers have been asked not to come to the shelter during this time.
We are here for the pets and we are thinking of you all and your safety.
In addition, we ask you not visit the facility if you:
• Travelled to an area where coronavirus is spreading within the past 14 days. This includes both international travel to Level 2 and 3 countries with widespread illness and domestic travel to states with more than 10 cases. The CDC updates this information daily.
• Had direct contact with anyone who has been confirmed to have COVID-19 or visited a high risk area within the past 14 days.
• Have a higher risk of serious illness from COVID-19, including older people and people of all ages with severe underlying health conditions.
• Feel sick, especially if you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing or any flu-like symptoms within the past 14 days.
We will continue to monitor the situation and encourage you to read some of the resources below.