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More info coming soon!
COVID 19 has slowed our intake and adoption processes. We are following all virus safety guidelines and working as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Donations to have slowed due to the Pandemic and Stella's spay and Mishka's surgery has nearly wiped out our funds.
We need to prepare for the surrender of “Pandemic Pups” that are being purchased and adopted NOW during the stay at home advisory by families with good intentions. Once their busy lives resume they may find themselves overwhelmed and opt to surrender.
I am writing this to address the developing COVID-19 situation and how it affects German Shepherd Resource and Rescue Center, Inc. This situation changes daily and GSR&RC is taking measures and is responding as needed.
We will continue to operate based on guidelines from the CDC and local, state and federal health organizations.
Please keep in mind that our small volunteer base has been made even smaller due to the current situation. We ask for your patience during this time.
GSR&RC is postponing all home visits for foster and adopter home applicants. We will be conducting virtual home visits.
We will continue to review applications and conduct telephone interviews.
We will continue to respond to requests for intake as best we can based on guidelines from the CDC and local, state and federal health organizations and volunteer availability. Priorities will be placed on critical situations.
GSR&RC is postponing all GSR&RC-sponsored gatherings, including fundraisers, volunteer meetings and new volunteer training. GSR&RC will not be attending events sponsored by other organizations until further notice.
All GSR&RC rescue dogs in foster care, either in a foster home or in a partner boarding kennel, are fine!
We are in frequent contact with our foster care providers and every GSD and provider is healthy and happy.
GSR&RC will schedule new training classes for GSR&RC adopted rescue dogs at The K9Edge and follow CDC guidelines for social distancing.
The concern right now is on people coming in close contact with other people who have COVID-19.
The CDC defines Close contact as:
a) being within approximately 6 feet (2 meters) of a COVID-19 case for a prolonged period of time; close contact can occur while caring for, living with, visiting, or sharing a health care waiting area or room with a COVID-19 case or
b) having direct contact with infectious secretions of a COVID-19 case (e.g., being coughed on)
If you enrolled in one of our ongoing rescue group or private classes and would prefer not to attend, The K9Edge will reschedule your class.
If you prefer to attend as scheduled, know that The K9Edge’s STANDARD cleaning and sanitation procedure for humans and canines MEETS OR EXCEEDS CDC guidelines published for COVID-19 and to date, there have been NO cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) at the K9Edge.
I defer to the American Veterinary Medical Association regarding COVID -19 and Pets
FAQ FOR PET OWNERS (click here)
Updated as of 2:00 PM March 18, 2020
If you have ANY questions about this post and/or GSR&RC operations, please email me at email@example.com.
Our main concern is the health and well being of our volunteers, supporters and of course our GSDs. We pray for those affected by COVID-19.
Thank you, be well AND stay well!
Founder and President
We do not have a shelter/physical location. We are a foster home-based rescue organization..
We are all volunteers and we do everything…fostering our homeless GSDs, staffing our fundraisers, transporting dogs and supplies, interviewing foster and adoption candidates, recruiting members and volunteers, raising funds…we don’t exist without volunteers!
Can you help just a few hours a week or month?
Your support and contributions will enable us to take in, care for and place homeless German Shepherd Dogs throughout New England.