BALTIMORE — The Maryland SPCA announced it will be closing all facilities to the public starting Monday.
"For the welfare of our staff and our community, the management and board of directors of the Maryland SPCA have made the decision to temporarily close all MD SPCA facilities to the public," MD SPCA said in a Facebook post.
The shelter says all animals will continue to be cared for during the temporary suspension.
The SPCA says here’s what this all means:
• Rest assured: all shelter animals will be cared for during this temporary suspension. We’ll be placing them in foster homes with our incredible volunteers and staff.
• During this time, we will not be able to provide adoption services, admissions services, spay/neuter surgeries, or veterinary care to the public at our Wellness Clinic.
• We are asking our staff to stay at home, with the exception of a small team of emergency response personnel who will provide very limited services, including:
-Foster animal case management (medical care, medicines, foods, and supplies).
-Pet food and supplies deliveries to Meals on Wheels and other community partners.
• We will continue to monitor animal welfare issues in Baltimore City during this suspension, including staying in touch with BARCS and other community partners.
They also said if you want to help animals during this critical time, you can make a monetary donation, which will help our pets during this suspension and when we resume services.
If you’re willing and able to foster a pet, they encourage you to contact another shelter near you, as all shelters have immediate needs.