A Message from FETCH a Cure

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation continues to evolve, FETCH a Cure and our community partners have been taking precautionary measures and adhering to recommendations from public health officials and the CDC. We will continue to work on behalf of pets and their families, but we must take precautions to keep our staff and our communities safe.

Our Companions in Crisis program will continue to operate as usual; however, individual cases may be impacted by the safety precautions of veterinary practices. We encourage applicants and recipients to contact their treating veterinarians directly.

We are currently communicating with the partnering correctional facilities in our Pixie’s Pen Pals program to ensure that we continue to run smoothly. While training and adoptions are always a priority, we recognize that the biggest concern is keeping the virus out of the correctional centers. We are in the process of pulling dogs that are ready for adoption into foster homes, while the ones who are still in training will remain with their handlers. If you are interested in fostering or adopting a dog, please contact at info@fetchacure.com.

We have also made the difficult but necessary decision to postpone several upcoming events, including the Park Pup Unveiling at Deep Run Park and our FETCH a Cure 5K Trail Run & Walk. The Easter Parade on Monument Avenue, where we unveil our new round of sponsored Steel Dogs each year, is cancelled per the City of Richmond’s instruction.

We are dedicated to serving our communities of pets and their people, and the best way to do so right now is to limit the potential spread of the virus. We will continue to share updates as we have them. In the meantime, give your animal companions lots of belly rubs and head scratches for us.

The FETCH a Cure Team

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