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ATTN 2019 Florida Animal Friends Grant Recipients

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on your activities, the Board of Directors of FL Animal Friend has extended the deadline for completion of your project and your report.

Instead of filing no later than September 1, your final report is now due no later than 5 PM on November 1, 2020.

 

STUDY CONFIRMS CATS CAN BECOME INFECTED WITH AND MAY TRANSMIT COVID-19 TO OTHER CATS

Here is the press release describing the important points from a new study that was just published. The study was conducted by a premier infectious disease research group at the Wisconsin veterinary school and demonstrated that cats are susceptible to infection by COVID virus from people and infected cats can spread the virus to other cats housed in close association (same housing unit). Infected cats shed virus from the respiratory tract (not the gastrointestinal tract) for 6 days.

The importance of these findings are highlighted near the bottom of the press release, including for shelter cats.

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COVID Grants Opportunities

The Pet Foster Care Stimulus Grant: Up to $20K 

The application window for this grant, offered by Maddie's Fund, closes this Friday, April 17. ProvidES funding to support foster programs with food, medical care, supplies, staff time and more. 

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Rabies Related Essential Services

From the Florida Department of Health Division of Disease Control and Health Protection Bureau of Epidemiology:

RABIES RELATED ESSENTIAL SERVICES (Florida Statute 828.30)

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Veterinary Telemedicine during COVID

ASPCA supports veterinary telemedicine during COVID-19 Pandemic

CLICK HERE TO READ THEIR STATEMENT

Paycheck Protection Program

Paycheck Protection Program FAQs for Small Businesses: CLICK HERE 

Video with Julie Levy, DVM, University of FL and Sandra Newberry, DVM University of Wisconsin

Shelter Medicine experts Dr. Sandra Newbury and Dr. Julie Levy explain why spay/neuter is considered an elective procedure and the multiple reasons why these surgeries should be suspended during COVID-1.

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