March 15, 2020

Fabienne's diary - COVID-19: Our refugio will remain closed to visitors for the time being, ...

Friday, March 13, 2020

Dear all of you,

It's like an hallucination, the Corona epidemic, and all those global measures to curtail it. And yet it's real. We here in Spain are also hit hard, and we don't know where it will end. You can't imagine a worse nightmare, but we are in the middle of it and, whatever we think about it, we have to go through this again. Since yesterday we have closed our refugio to the public indefinitely and to  visitors to protect our people, not to mention our four-legged friends, so that they can continue to receive their daily care. We count on no one to blame us in these exceptional times. We must all stand together to face this storm.

No pet poses a risk of infection to humans. COVID-19 cannot make them sick, and they cannot infect us. We received official confirmation of this from the Spanish government, from the Colegio de Veterinarios. A state of emergency has just been declared here in Spain. We are now waiting for further reports on what this means for us and our four-legged friends.

In the meantime, we remain on the job, as always taking good care of those under our care. We hope that we can soon return to a normal life, because that in itself contains more than enough challenges.

We will certainly keep you informed of further news.

Strength everyone, and take good care of yourself, your family, your dear ones ...

Fabienne and team Spain

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