Meet Wiley, who was adopted in April by the sweetest couple. They are “beyond excited” to have found Wiley… and Wiley is equally happy with his new family!

(Excerpted from an article written by NORTHSTAR VETS)

Despite the confirmation of COVID-19 in a tiger at the Bronx Zoo, experts have stressed there is no evidence they can spread COVID-19 to people.

If your pet shows respiratory or gastrointestinal signs, your veterinarian will test for more common pathogens and conditions. With “Stay at Home” orders in place there is a possibility pets may be exposed to increased respiratory irritants (aromatherapy products, household cleaners and disinfectants) or have greater opportunities for dietary indiscretion.

If you become ill with COVID-19, it is recommended to have another member of your household care for pets until you are recovered. If this is not possible, contact with pets should be kept to a minimum, and sick individuals should wash their hands thoroughly before and after contact with pets.

You should have an emergency plan in place in the event you are hospitalized:

  • Identify a trusted pet caregiver or contact your local veterinarian or potential boarding facilities to see if they can offer safe shelter for your pet during a health emergency.
  • Make sure pet identification and microchip registration is up to date.
  • Record important information about your pet so that you can easily access it during an emergency.
  • Have a “go bag” for each pet – with basic food, supplies, medicine, identification, a list of emergency contacts, your veterinarian’s contact information and vaccination proof.
  • Ensure all medications are documented with dosages and administering instructions.

A Big “Thank You” to North Shore!

In my role as a helper to cats in need, I was recently notified about a kitten with a badly infected eye, named Wiley. The kitten was trapped and sadly, his eye had to be removed. But thanks to the amazing help from North Shore, the beautiful kitten has found a forever home and the infection that claimed his eye won’t spread to his other eye. Thank you, North Shore, from the bottom of my heart! This adorable little guy is so grateful, too!

Article by Diana Clemente

Diana Clemente is President of the Black Car Assistance Corporation and Big Apple Car.

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