Due to the COVID-19 virus, the NAFC Animal Shelter is operating on limited staff currently. We are continuing to provide the best possible services we can to members of our community and provide the best care to the homeless animals in our shelter. At the recommendation of health experts and to reduce possible spread of COVID-19, the closure of our lobby is necessary. We have changed procedures to provide services online and curbside. If you have a question or concern, please call us at 812-948-5355 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
We will continue to keep our website and Facebook page current with information and updates. Please visit our Adoptable Pets to view all available animals up for adoption and if you are missing a pet, you can view all stray animals currently at the animal shelter under Lost and Found Pets in Custody.
At the New Albany Floyd County Animal Shelter, there are big changes coming as we become better than we have ever been – for the animals, the volunteers, the staff, and YOU! With the pandemic and the world as it is, we, as a shelter, have deeply reflected on where are how we can improve and have set goals to do so.
One thing that we have already started is becoming a shelter that holds to a Fear Free standard. Fear Free Shelters is a program designed to help reduce the fear, anxiety, stress, and frustration of the animals in our care as well the pubic, staff, and volunteers. This ranges from how we handle the animals during our interactions to how we clean, enrich, and educate in every area of the animal sheltering world. More than half of the staff has already been certified and completed additional courses as well!
To be Fear Free, we also need the community, in a safe way. We are completely renovating our shelter volunteer and foster programs. These programs will be instrumental in improving all the lives we encounter! We are still working on the details of these programs and hope to release them as soon as we safely can. Safety is our number one priority!
We don’t only want to help the animals; we want to help the community! We are creating programs to help current pet owners and those interested in becoming new pet owners! Education is so important and is a key part in being a successful pet parent. We want every home to have the skills and necessities needed to create and maintain an amazing pet and owner relationship.
As great as these program renovations are, it unfortunately does come with some additional new needed items. We have created an Amazon Wishlist if you would like to help us get some of these items to help get these programs up and running! Each item has a description of how the item would be used along with how many we are asking for. No donation is too small! The Wishlist link can be found on our website, www.nafcanimalshelter.org, under the Support Your Shelter tab.
We would not be where we are already without your support. With your continued support, we can become even better. There is no limit to our potential together! Shelter staff and the homeless pets thank you!
The New Albany-Floyd County Animal Shelter is currently installing a new fence that will help serve our shelter dogs and let them play and exercise in the fresh air. After inspection, improper materials were installed on the new fence expansion at the shelter. The new fencing will be modified to meet city standards as soon as possible. We appreciate the community’s support of our animal shelter and our four-legged friends.
Snoopy needs your help! At 8 months old, Snoopy has been at the shelter for nearly half his life. He came to the shelter as a snotty little stray with no one claiming him as their own. With our help, he was able to overcome his upper respiratory infection quickly and his personality really began to come to light.
He is one of the most quirky and fun guys at the shelter. He loves to play in water and explore every place he can. Snoopy would do fine with dogs that will give him space. He would love some kids to play with too. He even has his favorite Solo Cup toy that we would be more then happy to send with him. Snoopy is sure to brighten your day. He is a shelter favorite for sure!
Unfortunately, Snoopy has an eye condition which is believed to be the feline herpes virus. If it is this, it is contagious to other cats, but not to people or other species. Generally, this virus causes eye discharge at varying degrees, sometimes based on stress. Overall, the feline herpes virus does not affect the life or health of a cat, but may need a little additional care.
Snoopy has grown up here and this is becoming mentally harmful to him. Being restricted to a cage, Snoopy cannot develop and explore the way he needs to for his age. This is so heartbreaking for us at the shelter as we have nursed him back to health and have become attached to the little quirky guy. We are unsure of how long we can humanely care for him as he ages.
He can go to a home with other cats that have the same virus, or as an only cat. Please share Snoopy’s story and help us find him a home before Thanksgiving. He deserves it! The Shelter is covering his adoption fee so that he may go home free of charge!
Please step up for Snoopy! Tis the season to be grateful, and the shelter staff would be so grateful to know that Snoopy has a home!