Statement from British Vetinary Society re: a recent BCC news headline
“The British Veterinary Association has clarified its position in light of a report on the BBC news website relating to cats and coronavirus which may have worried people. The headline of the article suggested that veterinary advice was to keep all cats indoors, but BVA has explained this advice is only in relation to cats in infected households or where people are self-isolating and only where possible.”
You can read the full statement using this link
In line with the announcement from the Prime Minster last night that people should only be leaving their home for essential activities – rehoming is now suspended and we are not taking any new foster applications until further notice and the situation is reviewed by the government.
Any essential tasks such as urgent vet visits and buying/collecting supplies will be carrying out adhering to self distancing guidelines, but it is not responsible for us to encourage new adoption or fostering applications at this time. We must keep our volunteers and our adopters safe to help stop the spread of the virus. Battersea, RSPCA and Dogs Trust and many others have made the same decision.
Our foster cats are all safe in their foster homes with their foster mums and dads. Please stay safe and stay home.
If you’d like to help us during this difficult time, where we will be losing money from lack of adoptions and cancelled fundraising events – you can still donate and this will help feed and care for our foster kitties in this unpredictable time! or you can find other great fundraising ideas on our Donate page here!