Due to the uncertainty of how the COVID-19 will progress and out of ARC’s desire to care for the community that has supported us for more than twenty years, we will be temporarily closing down the Tower Lane clinic.
While spay/neuter is a vital part of animal welfare work, it is thought to be an elective procedure when compared to what the global healthcare community is facing today. ARC’s Board of Directors, along with ARC’s management team, believe that suspending clinic operations and “sheltering in place” is the right thing to do for everyone.
ARC’s clinic will shut down at the close of business on Tuesday, March 24. All appointments between March 25 and April 15 are canceled. There is a strong likelihood that further cancelations will be announced.
We will continue to monitor the situation and will post updates on our website and social media pages.
Until then, please continue to employ social distancing and seriously consider sheltering in place to protect your neighbors, friends and loved ones. If your pet has not been spayed or neutered, we ask you to please ensure that they are kept away from other animals who have not been altered.
With nearly all spay/neuter procedures being canceled across the country, and with many rescues shutting down operations, our expectation is that we will have a tremendous increase in the number of homeless animals. Your ability to prevent unwanted litters by enforcing strict “social distancing” of your unaltered animal will help reduce the number of cats and dogs needing homes.
Clinic staff will be monitoring emails and phone calls remotely. We ask for your patience as we work through the details of working remotely.