As you know, the world has been monitoring the Coronavirus with great concern. Throughout the last few days we have seen major changes in the way most of live our everyday lives and the State of California has declared a state-wide health emergency. And now all LA and Kern city and county shelters are closed due to concern re the spread of the Covid19 virus.
At SOTH the welfare of our all-volunteer staff is our first priority so the Animal Care Center has been closed, as is our thrift store "Rescued Treasures," the major source of funding for the animal shelter.
Therefore now, more than ever, we implore that everyone please have collars and tags with correct, up-to-date information on your pets. If you find a lost or abandoned animal please do your best to get it back to the owner directly or be prepared to care for it for at least the next few weeks as there are no shelters able to take it in. It's imperative that all pets have proper identification so that the can be reunited with owners as soon as possible.
All of us at SOTH thank you all for your care of the animals and for your support of SOTH during these uncertain times. Keep safe.
Candace Huskey, President