York County SPCA closes spay/neuter clinic temporarily after employee exposed to COVID-19

Ron Musselman
York Dispatch

The York County SPCA temporarily closed its spay/neuter clinic on Wednesday after an employee was exposed to another person with a confirmed case of COVID-19.

“We found this out last night and took immediate action,” spokesperson Kaila Young said Wednesday. 

The exposed employee will undergo a self-quarantine period of 14 days, and the spay/neuter clinic will be disinfected.

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“We are actually planning on staying closed until Sept. 1,” Young said. “We’re taking the two-week quarantine period, and the clinic also was supposed to be closed from Aug 24 to Aug. 31 for a separate reason.”

Surgeries have been put on hold at the clinic. 

Lanie, a 3 year old female terrier/pit bull mix, is available for adoption at the York County SPCA in Manchester Township, Thursday, July 30, 2020. Dawn J. Sagert photo

"Please rest assured that every effort will be made to reschedule these delayed surgery appointments as quickly as possible," officials said.

To reschedule your pet's appointment, contact Amy Gauer at agauer@ycspca.org. 

The remainder of shelter operations, including adoptions, surrenders, animal enrichment and human service programs, will continue without disruption, officials said.

— Ron Musselman can be reached at rmusselman@yorkdispatch.com or via Twitter at @ronmusselman8.