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Utah animal shelters feel effects of COVID-19 pandemic

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Posted at 1:47 PM, Mar 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-20 18:28:40-04

Animal shelters across Utah are feeling the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. The Center for Disease Control has recommended social distancing to slow the spread of COVID-19. The efforts have resulted in governments issuing for businesses and gathering places to be shut down to prevent further spread of the coronavirus.

Although dogs and cats cannot spread COVID-19, animal shelters are still impacted by recent events.

The South Utah Valley Animal Shelter announced that effective immediately, the shelter will be closed to the public to ensure the safety of staff and customers. The shelter will be limited to appointment only visits. If anyone is missing a pet, they can contact the shelter at 801-951-4080.

The Humane Society of Utah is facing a shortage of gloves for surgery. They are asking the public for XL and M sized gloves so they can continue their work. If you would like to donate, please call 801-261-2919 ext. 201 to arrange a drop-off or pick up.