VHS building temporarily closed to public; shelter accepting online adoptions

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VANDERBURGH COUNTY, Ind. (WEHT) — The Vanderburgh Humane Society has revealed through their website that they have temporarily closed their facility to the public, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The closure went into effect Wednesday, March 25th.

The VHS says their building will be closed until further notice — at least until April 6.

The facility will still be accepting adoption applications online, but no adoptions will be completed until the quarantine period is lifted.

The VHS says they’re keeping a small team of staff members to care for the animals, and implementing social distancing, in an attempt to consolidate the animals into as few rooms as possible.

They say they’re also staggering staff schedules so the staff has minimal interaction with one another while inside the building.

The website says, until further notice, they will be closing their Low-Cost Spay & Neuter Clinic and suspending our Low-Cost Vaccine Clinics.

All Clinic clients with currently-scheduled appointments have been notified, and the VHS will reach out at a later date to clients in the order they were scheduled.

The Intake Department is also closed until further notice, and no animal surrenders of any kind are being accepted.

River Kitty Cat Café has also closed until further notice, but the VHS assures the public that the cats inside will be cared for.

You can read more details here.

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(This story was originally published on March 30, 2020)

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