Humane Society remains open; CDC claims pets can’t spread COVID-19


Although the Humane Society for Hamilton County will remain open and fully operational, it is canceling all March events in order to prevent the possible spread of COVID-19, also known as coronavirus. Events will be rescheduled for April or later.

A statement from HSHC claimed it is already standard protocol for staff and volunteers to ensure the building is as clean and sanitary as possible.

The Center for Disease Control has claimed to date, there is no evidence that companion animals can spread COVID-19.

“It is very important to us, that our staff, volunteers, supporters, partners and customers understand that the Humane Society for Hamilton County cares deeply about their safety and well-being,” the HSHC statement read. “We appreciate your understanding while we work to ensure not only the public’s safety, but also provide staff and volunteers with the opportunity to focus on their own health and personal care as we continue to serve the animals who are depending on us.”