Animal Ark is not alone in weighing the impact of COVID-19 on our business.
In the interest of public health, we have decided that effective immediately, and until further notice, walk-ins are no longer feasible. Note that this does not mean we’re closed for business. We will simply switch to an appointment-only method of visiting our residents.
You may call (651) 772-8983 during our normal business hours (noted below) and we’ll be more than happy to set up an appointment. We will of course adhere to “social distancing” recommendations keeping our staff, volunteers and prospective adoptive families healthy and safe.
To our volunteers: We of course leave it to you to determine if you’re comfortable continuing to volunteer during the crisis. We encourage our volunteers to keep visiting Animal Ark, and to exercise social distancing guidelines, but we understand if you are not comfortable doing so. If you foresee COVID-19 concerns keeping you from volunteering, we ask that you please email firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can examine staffing needs.
Animal Ark understands that during challenging times like these, one’s thoughts turn to friends and family. We’re no exception. However, the animals in our care are our extended family and we feel an obligation to them as if they were our own.
We would therefore request that if you are currently a donor, please continue to donate during this crisis. If you would consider fostering an animal, that would ease our burden considerably and would give a deserving cat or dog a warm, safe place to weather the storm.
On behalf of the staff, volunteers and animals at Animal Ark, we thank you for your support and wish you the best during this time of crisis.
HOURS OF OPERATION
Tuesday – Friday: 12 pm – 6:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11 am – 5:00 pm
Note that all upcoming public events will be postponed as well. More to follow.