April 22, 2020

The USDA has released a document regarding the confirmation of COVID in two cats residing in separate parts of New York State.

Included in this document is the following statement: “Public health officials are still learning about SARS-CoV-2, but there is no evidence that pets play a role in spreading the virus in the United States. Therefore, there is no justification in taking measures against companion animals that may compromise their welfare. Further studies are needed to understand if and how different animals, including pets, could be affected.”

Read the full USDA document here.