Fairfax County began its second phase of reopening on Friday, June 12. For the Shelter, there are no major changes to the way we have been operating. We remain closed for public visitation, however we are still providing essential services to our community, including: virtual adoptions, intake of owner surrenders, return-to-owner of stray pets, low-cost rabies vaccination clinics, online Humane Education programming in the form of webinars, TNR clinic access, and a temporary Pet Pantry. To keep the number of people in the building low, our in-house volunteer program is paused, though many Shelter pets are currently in foster homes. Shelter staff are following best practices including mandatory wearing of masks, social distancing, and washing hands frequently.
For a full list of Shelter service and program updates, please visit: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/animalshelter/animal-shelter-operations-update-covid-19