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Critters Without Litters suspends services due to coronavirus

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Posted at 4:13 PM, Mar 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-16 19:13:51-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — In consideration of ongoing CDC recommendations, to protect both staff and clients, Critters Without Litters is suspending services to the public.

The last day feral/community cats may be brought to the clinic for trap-neuter-return surgery is Tuesday. All spay/neuter surgeries scheduled after March 18, will be canceled. Clients who have submitted surgery deposits will be contacted by Critters’ staff so refunds can be provided.

“This has been a very difficult decision for us to make. We take our commitment to the community very seriously, but after considering the risk to our staff, some of whom have health issues that place them in a high-risk category, and our clientele, many of whom are older and at increased risk of complications from COVID-19, suspending operations for a few weeks feels like the most responsible decision to make,” said Vicky Thrasher, executive director. “We will continue to evaluate the situation as events unfold and will reopen at our earliest opportunity so we can get back to the work we love. We thank the community for their patience and support.”