Care of pets will be the responsibility of the pet owners. This will include feeding (food and water), walking/exercise, cleanup, etc. Shelter staff will not be responsible for pet care, except for reporting issues and problems with pets due to stress, health care, or other troublesome patterns that raise concern for the life safety of a pet. All the responsibilities are identified in the registration form.
Pet owners are responsible for the administration of any medications at the appropriate times for proper health care of their pets.
A list of supplies required by the pet owner is also identified in the registration forms and will include all food, water, dietary and clean-up items.
Should a medical emergency or need arise with a sheltered pet, staff will attempt to contact the pet owner either by cell phone or through the Red Cross representative at the adjacent public shelter for the pet owner to come and take care of their pet. Should the pet owner not be located, an on-call veterinarian may be consulted and actions taken in the best interest of the pet, either at the discretion of the consulting veterinarian and/or pet shelter staff. Any costs incurred for treatment of the pet will be the responsibility of the pet owner.