NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The coronavirus has forced Manhattan’s main animal shelter to temporarily close.
The Manhattan Animal Care Center says it’s because too many staff members have COVID or are quarantining.READ MORE: Vaccine Mandate For NYC Teachers, Department Of Education Workers Put On Hold By Federal Judge
The shelter will only provide emergency services, and it now needs help caring for animals while they’re closed.
Once word spread, 45 animals were quickly given temporary homes. They’re still looking to place more than 50 others.READ MORE: Kids Enjoy Nature, Create Works Of Art At Paterson's 10th Annual Art In The Park Event
The shelter’s CEO says they specifically need people who can foster or adopt larger dogs.
They also have cats, rabbits and guinea pigs. To view animals available for adoption or fostering, visit nycacc.app.MORE NEWS: Thousands Participate In Return Of Valerie Fund Walk And 5K
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