The safety and health of the cats and humans at House of Dreams are our top priorities, so we are taking measures to ensure both.
Following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and the State of Oregon, we're cancelling two planned events: our volunteer appreciation event in April and the Vegan Bake Sale and Book Sale in May. We hope to reschedule both events later in the year.
A clean and sanitary shelter always has been important, and now we're instituting additional cleaning and disinfecting protocols to prevent any spread of the coronavirus.
We are considering how to prepare for an influx of requests to intake cats if there is a community need because of the virus.
And note that the World Health Organization states that humans cannot contract COVID-19 from their companion animals.
We urge everyone to plan for their own pets during this period. Make sure to have sufficient food, litter, and medications on hand to shelter in place if necessary. After all, a cat companion is the best companion for extended periods at home.