The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented crisis that is hitting all of us hard. There is no handbook for this one. We have orders to follow, and recommendations coming from all different directions, but how you implement the orders or recommendations at your shelter can feel overwhelming. Here is a list of resources that may be helpful to you as you decide how best to operate during this pandemic. If you know of a resource that should be included here, please email

Keep up to date on the latest news and information from the CDC here.

Eviction Response Toolkit

COVID-19 Response Grant Opportunities 

COVID-19 S/N Clinic Guide

Maddie's COVID-19 and Emergency Foster Care Resources

Animal Sheltering COVID-19 Shelter Toolkit

NACA Recommendations for Continued Modified Operations Due to COVID-19 

COVID-19 Daily Digest for Animal Shelters

COVID-19 Shelter Toolkit: Downloadable Communications Resources

Best Friends' Network Partners COVID-19 Resources

Best Friends' Pet Preparedness Plans

AVMA - Interim Recommendations For Intake of Companion Animals From Households Where Humans With COVID-19 Are Present

Recommendations for Temporary Sheltering of Pets Exposed to COVID-19

USDA Statement on the Confirmation of COVID-19 in a Tiger in New York

University of Wisconsin-Madison Shelter Program Guidance on Taking in Exposed Animals

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