A MESSAGE FROM YOUR MCSPCA FAMILY:
Our hearts go out to those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. You should know that we remain committed to serving the people and animals of Monmouth County, even during these trying times.
Please check back to this page often as information is changing rapidly.
As an essential operation deemed by Governor Murphy, the MCSPCA remains open for essential services to the public, although we are adhering to strict social distancing measures and limiting the number of staff and public in our building.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Our animals are in need of dry dog food, cat food and cat litter. Items can be dropped off at our shelter everyday starting at 10 am. For your convenience, there is a donation bin outside, or in the case of inclement weather, the bin will be inside the first set of double doors. We can also receive online orders through Amazon (Don’t forget to add us as your Amazon Smile recipient! All you have to do is sign into Amazon Smile, go to Your Account, click on Change Your Charity and type in Monmouth County SPCA) and Chewy. Please use our address: 260 Wall Street, Eatontown, NJ 07724.
The anonymous donor of our Compassion Counts Matching Gift Campaign is so pleased about what a great response you’ve given, that they have made the incredible decision to increase the gift match to $300,000!
With the cancellation of our two biggest fundraisers (our Dog Walk + Pet Fair and our Fur Ball Gala) your support is needed more than ever to keep critical programs for our animals up and running!
We’re so grateful for your support, now and always! THANK YOU
COVID-19 and Your Pets
Recent studies done by the CDC, the WHO and the veterinary community show that animals cannot transmit COVID-19 to humans. Should your pet become sick, separate them from other pets and family members, call your veterinarian and be sure to wash your hands before and after contact (A Humane World, 2020).
Can your pet get tested for COVID-19? Yes, but it is not recommended. Veterinarians must rule out any common causes of illness before testing and contacting appropriate health officials (Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association, 2020).
If you are not feeling well, separate yourself from your family members and pets, and call your doctor. If you are the only person that can take care of your pet, wear a face mask and be sure to wash your hands before and after any interaction.
In case of an emergency and you are not fully able to care for your pet, here are “some suggested steps: identify a family member or friend who can care for pets if someone in the household becomes too ill to handle that responsibility; keep crates, food and extra supplies on hand for movement of pets if necessary; make copies of vaccination records and contact information for your pet’s veterinarian available in the event boarding becomes necessary; ensure that all medications are documented with dosages and directions; ensure that pets have proper identification, including a collar with ID tag and a microchip with current information” (A Humane World, 2020).
“Veterinarians Address Pet Owners’ Concerns About The Coronavirus.” A Humane World, 2020, April 16, https://blog.humanesociety.org/2020/04/veterinarians-address-pet-owners-concerns-about-the-coronavirus.html?credit=blog_em_041620_id11351&utm_source=feedblitz&utm_medium=FeedBlitzRss&utm_campaign=humanenation
“HSVMA Statement Regarding Two Cats in New York Testing Positive for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19).” Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association, 2020, April 22, https://www.hsvma.org/hsvmastatement_catscovid19