You and your pet do not need to worry. At this time, there is no conclusive evidence that pets are susceptible to COVID-19 or able to transfer the virus to people. This is the best news! There is no known risk that we can get or give the COVID-19 virus to our beloved animals.
The simplest way to ensure this is to wash your hands frequently with warm, soapy water for at least 20 seconds.
Remember to include pets in your disaster plan. Think about who might be able to help care for your pets if you’re unable. The SF SPCA’s Sido Program helps plan for your pets’ futures and can give you peace of mind during this time.
As always, we are here for you and your pets. We remain open to the public for veterinary care and emergencies, with a heightened commitment to cleaning public areas. Our Adoptions Center is closed until the shelter-in-place order has been lifted, but our team is creating new ways for us to connect homeless animals with forever families.
Please see our up-to-date FAQ here, which details our currently available services.
For updated information, we recommend visiting the CDC website and World Organisation for Animal Health.