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SEAACA’s Response to COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Press Release March 18, 2020

Dear Valued Community Member,

With the most recent updates regarding Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), SEAACA is continuing to take preventative measures while keeping the health of the community and SEAACA’s Team a top priority. In response to growing concerns surrounding Novel Coronavirus, SEAACA’s Care Center will be closed to the members of the public effective, March 19, 2020. This decision was not taken lightly and numerous factors were considered. SEAACA will proceed with modified operations and appointment based services in order to continue assisting the community with reuniting lost pets with their owners and finding new homes for adoptable pets.  

Updated modifications in operations will be implemented until further notice. Some changes include:

  • SEAACA’s general information telephone lines will remain open to the public Tuesday – Saturday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.
  • SEAACA will continue to respond to emergency service calls and remain a member of you city’s public safety team.
  • Animal claims for lost pets and pet adoptions will be facilitated by appointment only. Appointments can be made by calling 562-803-3301.
  • Adoption holds can be placed over the phone by calling 562-803-3301 (Tuesday – Friday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm and Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm)
  • Those looking to adopt a pet or searching for a lost pet can view animals online at seaaca.org.
  • A variety of services and information will continue to be offered through telephone and digital communications.
  • Cat intake will be limited to those that are sick, injured or otherwise suffering.
  • Dogs will be picked up in the field. SEAACA will attempt to return those animals with identification to their owners at that time.
  • Owners looking to surrender their pet will be referred to their veterinarian, and/or advised to responsibly consider alternative options such as delaying the process.
  • The Veterinary Team will continue to provide medical treatments, monitor animals at the Care Center and perform spay/neuter surgeries for adoptable pets.
  • The Licensing Department will continue to collect payments by mail and assist customers over the phone.

Lastly, SEAACA Management will continue to monitor the information made available specific to Novel Coronavirus so we can continue to do our part to stop the spread of the virus while still providing necessary services to the community. Our shared goal is to reopen the Care Center and resume normal services as soon as safely possible.

Continue to be informed.

https://www.animalsheltering.org/COVID19

https://www.cdc.gov/

http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/

On behalf of SEAACA’s Team and the animals in our care, I want to thank you for your understanding and support as we all do our part to work through this unforeseen event.

Denise Woodside

Executive Director

SEAACA Animal Control