April is Not the Time to be Foolish. And Neither was March.
We get the feeling there will be a lot fewer April Fool’s Day jokes this year.
While social media users are beginning to find their sense of humor about some aspects of the COVID-19 stay-at-home order, it’s still a VERY serious matter and it could go on for a while. At Rancho Coastal Humane Society, we are adapting every day to the latest developments and learning so much about how to do more with less. While we are keeping social distance, RCHS is preparing to “go the distance.”
So, what’s next? While it’s not “business as usual,” there’s a “new usual.”
- We continue to provide shelter, care and comfort to homeless dogs, cats and rabbits.
- We are transferring animals to RCHS from other shelters that are over capacity through our FOCAS program. In many cases, these pets might not survive without us.
- Our Pet Food Bank is distributing food and supplies to pet owners in need. Porch delivery service to feed the pets of owners who are quarantined has been offered, thanks to volunteers who want to help.
- Stressful times like this can take a toll on families, making the Animal Safehouse Program even more valuable.
Thank you for your support. It’s needed now more than ever.
- If you have extra pet food you can donate to help other pet owners, we’ll take it!
- If you’re using this time for spring closet and garage cleaning, set aside those unwanted items to donate to the Thrift Shop when we reopen.
- Check our website frequently for updates. As soon as we can safely, all programs will get back on track and adoptions will resume.
- You can help by keeping your friends informed.
Consider a financial donation. You can take the tax deduction. YOU are the light at the end of the tunnel for people and pets.