St Francis Animal Shelter Release on COVID-19

The St. Francis Animal Shelter in Buffalo issued a release to inform the public about the measures they are taking concerning the coronavirus pandemic.

The shelter said in the release that they will continue to monitor updates on the coronavirus situation and are taking measures to safeguard the health of employees to preserve their ability to operate the shelter.

They are currently closed to the public except by appointment.

Veterinarians will be taking appointments with drop-offs of pets scheduled for a specific time.

Adoptions will be continuing but applications will need to be done online, and they are expanding the Foster Family program to put homes in place for pets that may be displaced by their owners being hospitalized or otherwise incapacitated by COVID-19.

Those that would like to help by being a part of this program can apply on their website.

We have provided the link to the website for adoptions and for fostering.

Community service and volunteer hours at the shelter are postponed until further notice.

If Animal Control picks up your pet, you will need to schedule an appointment to pick up your animal. Be prepared to provide your city tag, rabies tag numbers, and expiration information.

As this is a constantly evolving situation, we will provide updates to this communication as they become available.

Their contact information is: Phone 307-684-1738, Email

The application for adoption and fostering can be found at: And:

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