On March 20, 2020, Governor Cuomo signed the “PAUSE” Executive Order, a 10-point policy to assure uniform safety for everyone. It includes a new directive that all nonessential businesses statewide must close in-office personnel functions effective at 8PM on Sunday, March 22. Essential businesses are exempt from this guidance. Animal care operations, as defined below, have been deemed essential and are exempt:
Companion Animals • Care and feeding of companion animals in shelters, kennels, rescues, operations and pet stores • Essential veterinary care, including spay/neuter, treatment for infectious disease • Animal shelters receiving seized, lost or abandoned animals • Adoption of animals from within New York State • Pet boarding facilities • Service dog training and care
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