In the past few weeks, Contra Costa Animal Services (CCAS) began spay and neuter services for shelter animals that have been adopted and are reclaimed by their owners. Additionally, CCAS has opened our TNR on a limited, by appointment, basis for feral cats to begin piloting public services while practicing social distancing.
The largest concern CCAS has at this time is our staffing levels to successfully provide essential services, while balancing our staff needs due to childcare/school closures. Another challenge we are facing is ongoing shortages in some medical supplies and pharmaceuticals. CCAS is working with the County’s Risk Management Department to identify and ensure staff safety around social distancing to limit health and safety risks. The Department is working on a Re-opening and Social Distancing action plan, which we hope to implement on or before July 6, 2020.