HUTCHINSON, Kan. — The Hutchinson Animal Shelter gave an update on its procedures on Thursday. The shelter has been closed for more than a week due to COVID-19.
According to the release the shelter will accept stray animals and animal control officers will respond to stray animal calls. Specific procedures have been implemented with shelter and ACO staff to limit interaction between staff and the public.
Animal bites and vicious animal calls will be handled in the same manner as before, with the exception that as much of the report as possible will be taken over the phone or with a minimum of six feet of separation between the officer and the party involved.
As before, no animal surrenders will be taken at this time.
Adoptions will be allowed but only on a very limited basis and with very little interaction between staff and potential adoptive family. All documents must be filled out electronically and the only form of payment will be a credit card.
The shelter is also asking for foster placement of animals at this time to help keep the population at the shelter down.