If any dogs test positive for Canine Distemper Virus (CDV) at the shelter, we are immediately isolating them at our medical teams counsel and attempting to get them into a foster home. Since distemper positive dogs can shed the virus to other dogs for up to 3 months, they need to be isolated for that entire period or they pose a risk to other dogs at the shelter.
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It’s hard to believe, but it’s true! The SPCA of Texas has now been without volunteers on site for a whole year. While our animals have received excellent care from our staff during this extraordinary time, it’s been clearer than ever how much our volunteers contribute to the organization. With more and more people getting vaccinated against COVID-19, we are cautiously optimistic that we’ll be reunited with our volunteers soon.
With National Volunteer Week, this year falling on April 18 – 24, approaching soon, we wanted to take a moment to point out that our volunteers haven’t stopped supporting us for one minute! We don’t just mean the daily question of “When can we come back?” Our volunteers have found creative ways to provide our staff and the animals we care for from a distance. Collecting donations, participating in fundraisers, building cat houses, trapping feral cats to be spayed and neutered, bringing our tireless staff goodies, attending webinars, earning training certifications, promoting adoptable pets on social media, and fostering animals are just some of the many, many ways our volunteers have stayed engaged this past year.
We don’t know exactly when volunteers will be coming back, but what we know for sure is that our staff is going to jump for joy when they do – and put them straight to work! One positive result of the absence of volunteers is getting a clear picture of some new ways for volunteers to contribute. We’re terribly excited for the future of volunteering at the SPCA of Texas, and we’re itching to start bringing back volunteers. It’s tough to be patient, but we want to come back in the most safe and organized way possible. Stay tuned, and stay safe!
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