Changes to adoption operations as of Tuesday, December 21st, 2021
With the emergence of the Omicron strain of SARS-CoV2 in Manitoba, the following restrictions will be enforced at Rescue Siamese:
- Drop-in visits are not permitted. Only scheduled, approved adopters and merchandise or raw food pick-ups will be allowed.
- For your safety and the safety of our volunteers, we require all potential adopters to wear masks when inside the Rescue Siamese shelter building. NO EXCEPTIONS.
- REQUIRED: we kindly ask that all potential adopters fill out an adoption application, and book an appointment prior to visiting the shelter building. Unplanned visitors will be denied entry. Please send all appointment requests to [email protected]
- Only two visitors are allowed to enter the store at any given time (max store capacity is 3 persons).
- Anyone visiting the store will be asked to immediately wash their hands and to use hand sanitizer before and after handling any of the animals.
- We kindly ask that anyone who has come in contact with a Covid-positive individual, has recently travelled outside the province, or exhibiting cold/flu symptoms please refrain from visiting our shelter building. Please do not visit our adoption centre if someone in your household is self-isolating.
- We still require a home check to be done for all adoptions, but some will be done by Zoom/Facetime if possible. All cats must be met in person at the adoption centre prior to adoption. This will be done on a case-by-base basis; we ask for your patience as we are entirely volunteer-run and are strictly following provincial Covid-19 regulations.
- If you are waiting for a response to an application or home check, please give us a little extra time as we are working through multiple applications on volunteer time.
- We will still respond to the direst of cases (Siamese cats in kill pounds) as much as we can afford to and of course, we will continue to readmit any RS alumni cats back into our care at a moment’s notice if required.
PLEASE STAY SAFE!
How can you help during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Consider calling in a direct credit card donation to any one of the veterinary clinics that we use:
Next time you are buying food for your pets, buy something for the shelter or call in a food/litter donation to Pet Valu across the city of Winnipeg:
- Become a monthly donor by clicking on the PayPal link below.