COVID-19 Updates

As we monitor the developing situation regarding COVID-19, please stay tuned to this page for important updates. 

We realize that our services are essential to our community’s health, safety and wellbeing. Our top priority is to the health of our clients, staff, volunteers and patients. As new information continues to become available, we will continue to adapt our response to any new conditions.

We are dedicated to our community and realize that the effects of this virus on our community will mean that more will find it difficult to pay for veterinary services and pet food and supply needs. While appointments are limited, pets in need of emergency services for injury or illness for clients facing immediate financial hardship or with proof of participation in a government assistance program will be prioritized over general wellness care.

How can I help MCHA during this time? 

We are in need of the following donations: dry dog food, dry cat food, cat litter, hand sanitizer, paper towels, trash bags, and disinfecting wipes. You can shop our Amazon wish list here. Donations can be dropped off or sent to either location: 

 

Monroe County Humane Association

Administration & Education Office 

3410 S Walnut St

Bloomington, IN 47401

Monroe County Humane Association 

Animal Care Campus

791 S Fieldstone Blvd

Bloomington, IN 47403

Please note the following changes to our locations and hours: 

  • Administration and Education Office - 3410 S Walnut St

    • This office is closed until further notice. Please email us or call 812-333-6242.

    • Staff will continue to address the care of on-site animal ambassadors, assist with donation collection, and respond to voicemails and emails.

    • All Board of Director and Committee meetings have been moved to virtual meetings via video or teleconference.

  • Animal Care Campus - 791 S Fieldstone Blvd

    • We moved! Please call 812-333-6242 ext. 2 for appointments. If you prefer no contact services, when you arrive for your pet's appointment, please call 812-333-6242 ext. 107 to pay over the phone & staff will collect your pet from your vehicle. 

    • Hours of operation:

      • Sunday: Open 1pm - 4pm​

      • Monday: Open 10am - 6pm

      • Tuesday: Open 10pm - 6pm

      • Wednesday: Open 10am - 6pm

      • Thursday: Open 10am - 6pm 

    • Walk-in services (microchipping, nail trims, or anal gland expressions) will not be available until further notice. 

    • All wellness appointments have been rescheduled. At this time, we are operating under the guidance of the AVMA, local and state government recommendations that as a professional and essential service, our staff are only in clinic to see injured or ill pets to reduce their and your risk of exposure. If your pet is injured or ill, please call 812-333-6242 ext. 2. Unfortunately, our veterinary teams will not be able to provide any wellness services until these restrictions have lifted. We know this is an inconvenience. We made no decisions lightly and care for the health of our patients and our staff during these trying times.

    • Any staff or volunteers who are sick are encouraged to stay home. This means we might operate on reduced staff and volunteers. Please be patient while we work to return voicemails and emails.

    • Staff will be cleaning public surfaces more regularly each day.

    • If you are a client and are sick, please reschedule your appointment or ask for the help of a neighbor or friend to get support for your pet. Face masks cannot be made available under any circumstances.

  • Pet Food & Supply Pantry - 791 S Fieldstone Blvd

    • Hours of operation:

      • Sunday: Open 1pm - 4pm 

      • Tuesday: Open 4pm - 6pm

    • We moved! Visit us at the Animal Care Campus located at 791 S Fieldstone Blvd. 

    • Please click here for more information. 

  • Event Changes 

    • Tails on the Town, scheduled for Saturday 4/18, has been postponed with more information coming soon.

    • Several events and volunteer opportunities have been cancelled or postponed. For details regarding Therapy Animal Program opportunities, please email Sandra Groschwitz. For information on postponed or cancelled events, please email Kimberly Goy.

We will continue to monitor the situation. We hope you, your loved ones, and pets remain safe and healthy.

ABOUT COVID-19 AND YOUR PETS:

 

Can I get COVID-19 from my pet? 

No. At this time, there is no evidence that animals can become ill with COVID-19 or transmit the virus to humans. However, because animals can spread other diseases to people, and people can also spread diseases to animals, it’s always a good idea to wash your hands before and after interacting with animals.

If I get sick, should I avoid my pet? 

There are no reports of animals becoming sick with COVID-19. However, because animals and people can sometimes share diseases, it is recommended that people who are sick with COVID-19 limit their interaction with animals until more information is known about the virus.

 

When handling and caring for animals, always use basic hygiene measures. This includes hand washing before and after being around or handling animals, their food, or supplies, as well as avoiding kissing, licking or sharing food.

My pet or service animal needs to go to the veterinarian – what should I do?

If you are healthy, call your veterinarian to schedule an appointment for your pet as you normally would. If you are sick, stay at home and minimize contact with other people until you are well. If you are ill with COVID-19 or otherwise sick, and you believe your pet is ill or injured, seek assistance from your veterinarian to determine how to best ensure your pet can be appropriately cared for while minimizing risks of transmitting COVID-19 to other people.

 

Is there a concern about animals being abandoned? 

If an emergency caregiver’s assistance is needed, make it easier for them by having all of your pets’ information in one place, including vaccine and health records.

Stuck at home? In need of something to do? Work on a MCHA coloring page! Download a printable PDF here.

Animal Care Campus: 791 S Fieldstone Blvd, Bloomington, IN 47403

For appointments, please call: 812-333-6242, ext 2

To fax veterinary records: 812-825-2247

*Administration Address: 3410 S Walnut St, Bloomington, IN 47401

*Staff hours may vary. Please call to confirm. Dropping off a donation? We have a donation bin outside of our door that's available any time!

Mailing Address: PO Box 1334, Bloomington, IN 47402​​

**We do not have a shelter.**

    For City of Bloomington shelter hours, adoptable animals, lost/found pets, and animal control, call City of Bloomington Animal Care & Control at 812.349.3492.

© 2016 Monroe County Humane Association