We know it's been an anxious time as we all prepare for COVID-19 to become more present in our counties, if it hasn't already. CAPE has been working hard to create a plan to protect our staff and their loved ones which also includes all companion animals.
Here's a small list of things that we recommend to ensure that the stress of caring for your companion animals during this time is minimal.
🙌🧼Wash Your Hands
There is no evidence to prove that this virus can be spread between species, but it's best to practice good hygiene after playing or snuggling with your companion animal. Washing your hands is the best defense.
🛒Stock Up On Supplies
With stores being inundated with sales, supplies have become more limited. Prepare by purchasing an extra 30 day supply so that you can be prepared. If your companion animal requires medication or any other supplies, we recommend stocking up on this as well.
📝Create A Plan
In case you have an emergency or become too ill to care for your companion, please prepare a plan of action. Designate a caregiver who your companion animal trusts and who can care for them for both a short or long term amount of time.
🧳Pack A Bag
In addition to designating a caregiver, put together a bag with any necessities (instructions, supplies, toys, etc.) to make an emergency situation less stressful on your companion animal. With the instructions, we recommend including any allergies or medical conditions, medications, behavior notes, food preferences and emergency contact info.
🚫Be Mindful of Chemicals
Some common disinfectants are toxic to animals. Make sure to read labels and research before using near your furry family members.
While you may be all settled in for some self-isolation, please also keep that in mind for your companion animal. While we know so many companion animals love all the snuggles they can get, we recommend steering clear of letting others interact with them. The germs that your companion animal can carry on their coats after being touched by others can be harmful to your household.
We’re sending all our love to you and your loved ones. 👉If there's anything that you are struggling to provide, contact us here or at email@example.com❤
When Roxie’s guardian moved into a nursing home, the family worked hard to find a place for Roxie to live out her life. Roxie is a 13 year old blind dog who previously had her right eye removed. She is now in one of CAPE’s Assisted Living foster homes where she will receive all the care she needs for the rest of her life.
When Roxie woke up last Tuesday morning, her remaining eye was swollen and painful. We immediately took her to the vet for an emergency visit. After a thorough exam, Roxie went directly into surgery to have her eye removed. She has now been home for a week, healing, and feeling so much better. Whatever Roxie needs, she will have. She will be loved, cuddled and cared for.
Please donate to CAPE’s Animal Medical Fund today to help animals like Roxie receive the medical care that they need. Visit www.capeanimals.org/animal-medical-fund.html for more info!❤️
We want to sincerely thank all of you who attended our event with Ingrid Newkirk this past weekend. We left feeling so inspired and ready to find more ways to use our voices for animals. We hope you did too!
Ingrid delivered a speech that was both thought-provoking and action-inspiring. She filled the room with laughter and warmth but also dove deeply into important issues that animals continue to face every day. Ingrid reminded us of how much progress has been made for millions of animals, but she also never forgets the mountain still to climb. We will share more parts from the event soon!
It was so nice to see so many new and familiar faces at the event. Thank you so much for joining us and for all that you do for the animals. You do make a difference!
We are so excited to show you all the new CAPE merchandise we’ve been working on! All proceeds benefit our many rescue programs.
Our virtual store is also coming soon, so stay tuned, friends! We hope you have a wonderful day!
“Until we extend our circle of compassion to all living things, humanity will not find peace."
~Dr. Albert Schweitzer