COVID-19 Notification to the Public & Volunteers

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Although our mission is the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of local wild animals, there is no higher priority to our entire operation than the safety of our employees, volunteers, and members of the public that bring us animals, supplies, and donations.

We are monitoring information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as federal, state, and local agencies to help ensure our actions are in line with the latest recommendations and guidance. We are communicating regularly with our staff in order to keep them informed and to ensure their safety and that of our interns, volunteers, and the public. We are willing to do whatever is necessary to keep everyone safe.

Most volunteer shifts have been suspended during the Covid-19 pandemic. We are, however, still accepting applications on a limited basis. Orientations and some training can be completed remotely as long as you have access to a computer, the internet, and zoom. We are doing everything we can to make sure all staff and volunteers remain safe. Although it is currently our slow season, we are always seeking Phone Team volunteers (can be done in your own home) as well as some other tasks that can be performed remotely. In addition, we will be adding volunteers at our facility in late spring. If you would be interested in volunteering for WCA, please complete our online application.

Our animal intake process will be modified as a precaution. This includes the use of gloves by all intake personnel, the continued availability of hand sanitizer, more frequent disinfecting of shared items and surfaces, plus procedures intended to keep our personnel at a distance from members of the public and members of the public away from each other. We are also urging all staff to be vigilant about frequent hand washing, and instructing employees who feel ill to stay home and consult their healthcare providers.

We ask that all members of the public who have any cold-like symptoms find someone else to drop their injured and abandoned animals with us. We will question every visitor about their recent travel history and their current respiratory health.

Thank you for your continued support!