Over the past weeks, the coronavirus pandemic has greatly affected our lives, and I recognize this is a challenging time for all of us.
The reason for this letter is twofold.
First, I’m writing to let you know that we have cancelled our 2020 Paws & Pairings event in light of COVID-19. However, we are still encouraging urgent gifts in support (see fingerlakesspca.org for more details) which will go directly to where they are needed most. In a nutshell, the event will be purely symbolic, but the proceeds will be real and will still help us to keep our doors open and continue our lifesaving work.
Secondly, I wanted to assure you that the FLSPCA continues to prioritize the health and safety of our employees, clients and the animals in our care. We have been taking necessary measures to mitigate concerns around public interaction by making adjustments to operational protocols and by temporarily suspending some client services.
Although we are currently limiting some services in some capacity, the work doesn’t stop! There are over a hundred animals in our care at our shelter and who will continue to receive the same level of service from our dedicated staff; albeit with added safety measures. Additionally, we know the demand and need for emergency rescue and intake (for animals who have nowhere else to turn) and for our safety-net programs (which work to prevent animal homelessness, suffering and cruelty) will dramatically increase due to the overall negative impact of COVID-19 on our economy.
As we work to navigate these significant challenges and operational changes, I’d like to thank our community members who continually support the lifesaving work we do. We can only keep our doors open and be prepared for emergency situations like this with the help of dedicated supporters like you.
Times are uncertain, and we’re unsure of what tomorrow will bring. So, I encourage you to please give an urgent gift today, and it will go directly to where it’s needed most. Help us remain prepared for the unknown and maintain our ability to help vulnerable animals who depend on us.
Vicki S. Mosgrove, Executive Director &
FLSPCA Board of Directors
YES, I WANT TO PROVIDE MEDICAL CARE AND SHELTER FOR THE ANIMALS!
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