As concerns grow surrounding Coronavirus (COVID-19), Lost our Home Pet Rescue continues monitors the situation very closely and are taking steps that have been identified by governing agencies to protect the public, staff, volunteers, and our animals.
“We need your help now to ensure that support and resources are available to help our community’s pets and the people that love them,” said Jodi Polanski, founder of LOH. “As more people struggle with the loss of income and then housing, or need to be hospitalized, we anticipate a much higher need in our Temporary Care program that provides pet care for up to 90 days while the pet parent is unable to care for them. By placing more pets into foster care, it lowers the number of pets at the shelter so a smaller number of staff and volunteers can adequately care for the pets we have. It also helps prepare us for the increase of pets.
We need FOSTER PARENTS for our pets!
Our main focus at this point is on reducing the overall number of animals housed at the shelter either through adoptions or fosters. We especially need cat fosters right now. What we predict, is that intake of pets will increase- while adoptions will slow, which is a typical pattern that occurs any time people feel uncertain.
DONATIONS NEEDED TOO!
As we work diligently to protect people and animals, and stay in front of the pandemic, we need monetary donations to help with medical and daily care costs of the incoming pets, and supplies such as:
- Hand sanitzer (if you have any you can spare)
- Dry and canned dog food (especially canned right now)
- Dry and canned cat food (especially canned right now)
To donate online or see our full wish list of supplies needed visit www.LostOurHome.org.
You can purchase these donations online and have them shipped directly to the shelter in Tempe:
Lost Our Home Pet Rescue
2323 S. Hardy Dr
Tempe, AZ 85828
A PET CAN’T GET or GIVE COVID-19
A pet cannot directly infect you, because they cannot contract the virus. It’s always a good idea to wash your hands before and after touching a pet, especially if you are sick with COVID-19.
HELP YOUR COMMUNITY by fostering a pet and donating during this challenging time!
It’s more important now than ever that we come together to support the pets and people in our community. If you can foster, contact [email protected].The uploaded file could not be moved to wp-content/uploads/sites/50/2020/03.
About Lost Our Home Pet Rescue
Lost Our Home was founded in 2008 in response to the thousands of pets in need as a result of the economic downturn in general, and the Phoenix-area foreclosure crisis in particular. They are the only shelter in Maricopa County dedicated to rescuing pets abandoned or at risk of homelessness due to pet parents’ life crises: eviction, domestic violence, job loss and illness. They have saved the lives of over 5,600 pets, reunited more than 700 pets with families through their Temporary Care Program, and fed 17,000 pets through their Pet-Food Bank Program. They also have a partnership with the Sojourner Center, the largest domestic violence shelter in Arizona, in which they operate a pet shelter on their campus so that woman escaping domestic violence can have their pet with them. To learn more about Lost Our Home Pet Rescue, visit LostOurHome.org, or call (602) 445-7387 (PETS).