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MEMORANDUMTO: SEAACA Contract CityFROM: Denise Woodside,Executive DirectorDATE: May 24, 2021SUBJECT: Update - SEAACA’s Response to COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)
SEAACA remains committed to providing safe and modified operations in response to COVID-19. As with your city, SEAACA has strategically navigated the various challenges as a result of the pandemic. SEAACA will proceed with modified operations and continue with appointment based services. Some adjustments have been made since the prior Memorandum. The adjustments documented below either remain in place from 2020 or will be an addition effective Wednesday, May 26, 2021.
SEAACA’s general information telephone phone lines remain open to the publicTuesday – Saturday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.
In-person, limited contact Vaccination Clinic and Licensing services remain open Tuesday – Friday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm and Saturday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. The Vaccination Clinic and Licensing services lines will resume at the exterior from the Care Center. (No appointment necessary)
Individuals seeking services at SEAACA’s Care Center are required to wear a cloth face covering.
Animal claims for lost pets and pet adoptions continue to be facilitated by appointment only. Appointments can be made by calling 562-803-3301. The Adoption Application remains available for download at seaaca.org under the “Adoptions” tab.
Adoption holds can be placed over the phone by calling 562-803-3301 Tuesday- Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.
Those looking to adopt a pet or are searching for a lost pet can view animal information and photos online at seaaca.org.
Field Services will continue to respond to community calls including emergency response twenty-four (24) hours a day. Field Services will continue efforts to return non-threatening animals home to their owner in the field.
There continues to be no intake of healthy, stray cats. This includes healthy, feral cats. Kitten care kits for unweaned kittens (under 8 weeks) are available at no cost while supplies last.
Pet owners looking to surrender their pet will be referred to their veterinarian and/or advised to responsibly consider alternative options such as delaying the process or other rehoming options such as, getyourpet.com, home-home.org, and rehome.adoptapet.com. Owners that are unable to find placement will be assisted by securing relinquishment appointments by calling 562-803-3301 Tuesday - Saturday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.
In addition to the Vaccination Clinic, SEAACA’s Veterinary Team continues to provide medical treatments, monitor animals at the Care Center and perform spay/neuter surgeries for adoptable pets and the Big Meow Program.
The Licensing Department will continue to collect payments in person, by mail and over the phone. The new Dog License Application remains available online under the “Licensing” tab.
The Licensing Department currently closes for lunch Tues. - Sat. from 11:20 am - 12:30 pm and will be closed on the following dates, 5/27/21, 6/10/21 & 6/24/21.
Informative, COVID-19 postings and social distancing markers remain in place at the Care Center.
SEAACA will continue with cleaning and sanitation practices.
SEAACA will continue to share updates with the community, staff and volunteers including but not limited to mass email communications, social media (Facebook & Instagram), press releases, posted signage at the Care Center and online at seaaca.org.SEAACA’s Team is appreciative of your continued support.
SEAACA remains committed to our communities and their pets while adhering to federal, state and local guidelines. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.
Denise Woodside,Executive DirectorSEAACA