Walking Towards a "New Normal"
I apologize for not having done this update sooner, but I kept waiting for things to stop fluxing all over the place and it seems that's not going to happen anytime soon, so here I am!
My last post in this blog had us closing our doors to the public and shutting down adoptions. Well, only half of that happened! The building is still "staff only", but adoptions are still happening at a brisk pace! There has been a lot of interest and we are SO grateful!
As we scurried to send animals into foster homes, we soon found out that most of them would graduate to be adopted by these awesome people, and so, that is the program we have adopted. We are also doing outright adoptions if people are comfortable with taking home an animal that we have helped them pick out with minimal contact, and of course, we have our full refund within 30 days if it doesn't work out. So if you're thinking of adoption, don't let our locked doors deter you! The alcove is open most days from 8am-noon and from 2pm - 5 for donations, paperwork drop offs, or to pick up an application. Most animals can be seen on our website (although some get homes so fast they never make it on there!) All adoptions must be pre-approved, after which we set up an appointment for you to pick up a furbaby.
We have had to suspend plans for vaccination and spay/neuter clinics for the time being. We are still taking stray animals for the City of Waupaca and stray cats for city of Weyauwega. Appointments are necessary for stray intake as well. Please call or email and we will get back to you.
Many of our volunteers have found other things they can do to help us, from volunteering to help with fundraising to fostering, and though we miss, love and appreciate you, we just don't feel it's safe to have more people in the building just yet! If you would like to do something to help out, let us know and we'll try to accommodate you with some stuff to do!
Cinco de Meow went pretty well, all things considered! Thank you for your support! We are planning to try some sort of online rummage sale towards the end of August, so save your good stuff for that! Another round of Tshirt sales is coming up as well.
When will we be open?? Everyone wants to know. Unfortunately, I can't answer that yet. Ours is not a big, airy building with high ceilings and big rooms and we don't often open the windows due to climate control. It's just not conducive to successful social distancing and we choose to be safe rather than sorry because a lot is riding our continued safety. This is for your protection as much as it is ours. We hope you will appreciate that and allow us to assist you in the safest way possible. Thank you for your continued support!
~Monica G. and staff
Humane Society of Waupaca County