GEORGETOWN, Texas - Wag Heaven Pet Supplies and Self-Serve Dog Wash is offering free pet food to individuals and families who have committed to fostering adoptable dogs and cats during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a press release, Wag Heaven notes that the coronavirus pandemic has had a dramatic effect on animal rescue organizations in Georgetown and Williamson County. Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter, Georgetown Animal Shelter, and Georgetown Animal Outreach are all operating under an emergency plan with a great need to make more kennels available.
"We applaud those in the community who foster a cat or dog as a way to help shelters free up space for additional animals in need during the coronavirus pandemic," says Jeff Manley, co-owner of Wag Heaven. "We are doing our part to assist fosters with the added cost of feeding by providing bags of dog and cat food to them at no charge as a gesture of appreciation."
The World Small Animal Veterinary Association and the World Health Organization state that there is no evidence that companion animals can be infected with or spread COVID-19.
Wag Heaven says in their press release that becoming a foster parent not only gets an animal out of a shelter and into a home, it frees up valuable space and resources, allowing the shelter to welcome even more animals in need.
It also helps prevent unnecessary euthanasia.
"Even if it's just for a short time, fostering plays an important role in successfully re-homing dogs and cats," the press release says. "Through fostering, homeless dogs and cats learn what it's like to be a member of a family - a vital step on the way to finding a forever home."
Wag Heaven is opening an hour earlier, Monday to Saturday, 9:00 am to 7:00 pm, and Sunday, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Order online for curbside pickup and local delivery, and get a 10% discount on the first order with promo code FIRSTWAG. Wag Heaven is offering free delivery for all website orders during Williamson County's 'Stay Home Stay Safe' order.
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