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Dogs at the new Coral Springs Petco. Courtesy @xxi_century_warrior_mastiffs__

By: Sharon Aron Baron

Companion animals are not a transmitter of Coronavirus; the Centers for Disease Control has confirmed.

According to the CDC, the World Health Organization, and the World Small Animal Veterinary Association—an association representing more than 200,000 veterinarians, they report there is no evidence that pets can be infected or spread Coronavirus.

To date, the CDC has not received any reports of dogs and cats or other animals becoming sick with COVID-19.  However, they state that it is always a good idea to wash your hands after being around animals.

Broward County Animal Care and Adoption joins the Humane Society of the United States and The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement in suggesting community members create a preparedness plan that includes your pets in the event the COVID-19 impacts the community. 

As with any uncertain event, you, as a pet owner, are asked to take time now to make plans to prepare your pet.

Just as important, Parkland residents should have plans in place in case you become sick, including designating a caregiver in case you are hospitalized.

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Sharon Aron Baron
Sharon Aron Baron is a Parkland resident and editor of Talk Media. she has been covering Parkland news since 2012. Parkland Talk was created to provide News, Views, and Entertainment for the residents of Parkland.

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