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COVID-19 Pet FAQs

From the Mayor's Office, Frequently Asked Questions including whether pets are able to spread the virus, social distancing practices, and help for those unable to care for their pets at this time.

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ASPCA: Free Pet Food

Distribution is by appointment only, so please call the ASPCA hotline at 800-738-9437 between 8am and 8pm to request an appointment. Currently valid until May 24, 2020.

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COVID-19 Pet Hotline: 877-204-8821

The New York City Emergency Management Department and the Mayor's Office of Animal Welfare launched the NYC COVID-19 Pet Hotline, which will serve as an information, planning, referral and service coordination hub for residents who need support for their pets during the COVID-19 pandemic. Pet Hotline operators can be reached directly at 877-204-8821, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

ASSISTANCE

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This site is a collection of resources made for New Yorkers seeking information during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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This site is run by volunteers and is not affiliated with any local, state, or federal government agency. This site does not provide medical advice. It is intended for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on this site. 


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