Coronado CARES Update During Covid-19
In these very trying times, our sense of self and how we will need to adjust to the “new normal” are difficult for the human mind to comprehend. Have we stopped to consider how our feline and canine companions are dealing with the changes? Even more food for thought, how are the homeless animals surviving?
Being the regular Colony Feeder for The Shores, I have noted a difference in the behavior of the cats which I have come to fondly refer to as my outdoor companions. Whereas I saw them almost daily in the past, now I only experience that pleasure on a limited basis – perhaps weekly or less. I know that they are around and know where to go for food and water. However, the changes that humans are making in their daily lives – wearing masks, staying home more, social distancing, etc. – are new and different behaviors for them. Imagine yourself in their situation without regular human interaction and reassurance that all will be well sometime in the future.
Coronado CARES continues to fulfill its Mission to provide for homeless animals with our focus on Coronado and Imperial Beach. During the last several months, we have continued with our programs, community outreach, fund raising, meetings, etc. We have had to develop new approaches to achieve our goal of caring for these animals.
Let us review the last four months and look forward to the balance of this year and a peek into 2021:
Neuter Scooter to Visit Imperial Beach
On Saturday, October 10, the Spay Neuter Action Project (SNAP) will bring their mobile spay/neuter unit, the Neuter Scooter to provide free and/or reduced cost spay/neuter surgeries for 25- 35 cats and dogs whose owners reside in Imperial Beach. Call 619-525-3047 or visit www.snap-sandiego.org to make an appointment for your pet.
FREE Microchip Event at IB Pet
Coronado CARES in conjunction with IB Pet and The San Diego Humane Society will be hosting a FREE microchip clinic on Sunday, October 25 from 10:00am- 1:00pm at IB Pet (600 Palm Ave., Ste 127). These microchipping services are FREE for the first two animals per household. Each additional animal will be chipped for a low cost of $20.00.
Microchipping saves lives, so don't delay in getting your pet chipped!
CARES Monthly Meetings
Coronado CARES monthly meetings are always open to the public. We welcome you to join us to learn more about our organization! Meetings are held the second Wednesday of every month at 5:00pm in the Winn Room of the Coronado Library (unless otherwise noted).
We hope to see you there!!