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March 26, 2020

For Your Safety and Ours, Adopt & Shop is Suspending Several Operations due to COVID-19

Michelson Found Animals Adopt and Shop is focused on improving the lives of pets and their people. We recognize the joy pets bring to our lives, particularly during challenging times.

We are monitoring the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation and following expert guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).

We know concerns about COVID-19 are top of mind for you, so we want to share actions Michelson Found Animals Adopt & Shop is taking to protect and support our associates, customers, volunteers and pets.

For now, Adopt & Shop Culver City and Lakewood locations will be closed for retail and services, and remain open only for appointment-based adoptions.

Below is a full outline of reduced and suspended operations:

  • In-Store Retail suspended
  • Online purchases with free, no-touch delivery is available. We have a special offer – 20% off purchases $50.00 or more.
  • Adoptions available by appointment only (click here to browse pets)
  • Daycare services are suspended
  • Grooming services are suspended
  • Dental and vaccine clinics are suspended
  • All in-store events are suspended

We will continue to monitor COVID-19 updates and recommendations from the CDC, WHO, and AVMA, along with guidelines from state, and county officials. In turn, will provide you updates on changing statuses of Adopt & Shop operations as we navigate this rapidly evolving situation.

Understanding Pets & COVID-19

“At this point, there is no evidence that companion animals
can spread the virus”
Center for Disease Control

These are stressful times. It can be hard to know what news to trust, especially when it comes to our beloved pets. We at Michelson Found Animals trust health experts to lead us through the COVID-19 crisis and we encourage you to do the same.

Both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as the American Veterinary Medical Association have issued advisories saying there is no evidence that companion animals can spread the virus. Therefore, there is no justification in taking measures against companion animals which may compromise their welfare.

The CDC does recommend pet owners practice good hygiene. Just like your phone, shoes and purse, pets can pick up germs anywhere they go. Good pet hygiene practices include:

  • Washing your hands after interacting with or being around a pet
  • Regular baths for your pets
  • Wiping paws after walks outside
  • Reconsidering your pet smooches for a little while
  • And remember to confirm that your contact information is up to date in the Found Animals Registry! Click here to log in
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