Coronavirus and Pets

Coronavirus and Pets

Pets Are Essential

SICSA is committed to keeping our customers, staff, and volunteers safe during this COVID-19 pandemic. We are continuing to provide our critical services to the community, and have important safe guards in place to ensure we can continue to adopt dogs and cats into loving homes, provide services through our Help Center and Veterinary Clinic, and serve our Pet Wants Dayton customers with high-quality food, treats, and Spaw products for their pets.

  • We are limiting how many volunteers can be in the building at once, while also maintaining social distancing standards.
  • We are following the Ohio Department of Health mandate, and all staff, volunteers, and customers are required to wear masks.
  • We are limiting how many community members enter the building to visit with our adoptable animals. Adoptions are being done by appointment. You can read more about our current adoption process here.
  • We are following the guidelines on mass gatherings and going virtual for many of our events and fundraisers.
  • Staff and volunteers monitor their temperature before arriving each day. If it is below 100.4, they will then proceed to the hand washing station for a minimum 20 second wash. If their temperature is over 100.4, they will immediately exit the building, contact their supervisor, and their supervisor will disinfect the door handle, keypad and thermometer.

All these efforts are to keep our staff, volunteers, customers, and pets safe so we may continue being here for the animals and our community!

Let's do this!  Together!  Our community's pets ARE essential!

P.S., Donations can be made through our secure online portal here. Every donation is critical!

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    Since the creation of SICSA, our mission has been to promote the adoption and welfare of pets, while at the same time nurturing the loving, lifelong relationship between companion animals and their owners. In the spirit of this balance it was important to our leadership to create a community resource,...
  • Help Center: Donating Food to the Food Bank

    In addition to donating pet food to the Senior Resource Connection, the National Guard came out to get 3 pallets of dog and cat food for the The Foodbank, Inc. Here are some pictures of their efforts. We really appreciate the help of the National Guard and the Food Bank for ensuring this food gets […]
  • Help Center: Senior Resource Connection

    As a part of our Help Center, the Senior Resource Connection (SRC) came out to get pet food for their senior clients in need.  Charlie from the SRC shared that, often times, seniors will feed their pets their own food rather than have them go without.  SICSA doesn’t want that to happen, so we donated...
  • Donating Our PPE

    Near the beginning of this pandemic, Governor Mike DeWine put out a notice to cancel all elective surgeries, including  surgeries at Veterinary Clinics, in order to save Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for those needing it to battle the Coronavirus. We honored that request, cancelling all elective...
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