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

Please note the following changes to our locations and hours: 

Administration and Education Office - 3410 S Walnut St

  • This office is open by appointment only.

  • Please call 812-333-6242 ext. 100 to schedule an appointment. 

    • 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 Directors and committee meetings have been moved to virtual meetings via video or teleconference.​

 

Animal Care Campus - 791 S Fieldstone Blvd

  • Hours of operation:

    • Sunday: Open 1pm - 4pm​

    • Monday: Open 10am - 6pm

    • Tuesday: Open 10pm - 6pm

    • Wednesday: Open 10am - 6pm

    • Thursday: Open 10am - 6pm 

  • Please call 812-333-6242 ext. 2 to schedule an appointment.  

  • The lobby and exam rooms are currently closed. When you arrive for your appointment, please park in a numbered parking spot, remain in your car, and call 812-333-6242 ext. 105 to complete curbside check-in. If you do not have a phone, use the Ring door bell to complete check-in and then return to your car. 

    • If you have been exposed or are currently experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19, please reschedule your pet’s appointment. If your pet’s appointment is related to routine wellness, please wait until you are either negative or are no longer experiencing symptoms to reschedule. If your pet is injured or ill, please find someone else who can bring your pet in for care as a medical proxy to make decisions for you on your pet’s behalf. Please make sure to let our staff know if we are handling your pet and you are positive for COVID-19.

    • We might need to reschedule appointments related to wellness care that are not time sensitive. Clients will be contacted directly if, and when, this comes up. ​

    • 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.

    • 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

    • Please click here for more information. 

 

Event Changes ​

  • 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.

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 at 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

 

 

 

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 spread diseases to animals, 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, people who are sick with COVID-19 should limit their interaction with animals until more information is known about the virus.

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.

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