As the COVID-19 situation rapidly evolves, the leadership at Taysia Blue Rescue, just like the rest of the world, is grappling with the implications of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) for volunteers, potential adopters and the animals in our care. Our priority is to lessen the negative impacts of this rapidly spreading virus.
The primary points we want to stress are:
Critical need for Foster Homes. The requests for help from area shelters, some who are closed to the public, and from owners in crisis, have increased in recent days. We are only able to help save a dog if we have an open foster home to place the dog in need and at this point in time, we are at capacity and are having to turn people and shelters away. We have implemented virtual foster training for all new foster volunteers, and you can, quite literally, be a lifesaving hero to a dog in need. Review Foster Volunteer FAQs and apply here.
Adoptions are continuing. When we adopt a dog, we have room to help another. We are still doing adoptions. We can transfer vital documents and information through e-mail, we can cover questions and details via phone, we can meet virtually and take care of as much detail as possible without human contact. We can schedule adoption meetings in locations where we can keep safe distances and follow CDC guidelines. Apply to adopt from Taysia Blue Rescue
Requests for Help to take a Husky or Malamute. We want nothing more than to help our shelter partners and members of the public, especially during this time. The requests for help have more than doubled over the last few days. We don’t have a facility; we must have an open and appropriate foster home in order to take a dog. We will continue to prioritize our intake with the dogs that are most at risk, but with slowing adoptions, foster home availability is decreasing. We are currently operating at capacity. We encourage owners to seek options to rehome their pet, if necessary, on their own. Adopt-a-Pet has some good resources to help.
Donations. We operate through the generosity of our supporters. Please give a lifesaving gift to help the dogs in our care. You can help us by creating your own social media fundraiser on Facebook.
We continue to encourage everyone to keep people and pets safe by following recommendations posted by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
The World Health Organization (WHO) states there is no evidence that companion animals or pets such as cats and dogs have been infected or could spread the virus that causes COVID-19.