Everett Animal Shelter One-Year-After-Covid Update

March 14, 2021

Everett

Everett Animal ShelterThis in from the Everett Animal Shelter this weekend.

One year ago…

It’s hard to believe it’s been an entire year since we closed our doors to the public in order to do our part during the public health crisis. COVID-19 has changed the way we operate, interact and communicate; but the one thing that has not changed is that animals still arrive daily in need of life-saving medical care, food and love.

Last March, COVID-19 began spreading in our community. This impacted shelter operations and the homeless pets in our care, who were and still are, unaware of the pandemic. The shelter was forced to adapt which included preparing for more intakes and less adoptions meaning animals would be in our care for longer than usual. We had to quickly find ways to continue to support our community while keeping our doors shut and our staff healthy.

There were no extra funds in the budget to meet these unexpected needs, but with our community’s support we were, and still remain, committed to caring for the animals that have no where else to turn.

The pandemic continues to impact our operations created a significant budget shortfall in 2020. Your gift today will provide emergency funding to help homeless pets like Callie, pictured above, receive the care they need and keep homeless animals safe and healthy as we continue to navigate the pandemic.

Meet Bane…

Click on the photo to see Bane and other dogs available for adoption.

We’re not sure why this handsome hunk has been with us four whole months. He’s the perfect combination of strong and squishy, smart and silly and energetic and couch potato!

Bane is 3 years old, knows his basic commands, is an expert splooter and is very treat motivated, which he takes oh-so-politely. He’s looking for a family that can provide him with an endless supply of squeaky stuffies, take him on all the adventures and continue his training. After a play session he’ll serenade you with his snores as he dozes at your feet. This blocky-headed gentleman is truly one-of-a-kind!

If you think Bane has been waiting for you, please visit our website and fill out an application today!

While we’re not currently open for general animal viewing, we are accepting applications for adoption appointments and our staff will follow up with next steps.



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