Pandemic alters operations at Westminster Animal Control

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Animals don’t take a vacation or holiday. While the COVID-19 pandemic has kept most in their homes, Animal Control units’ workloads have only increased as stay-at-home orders coincided with the onset of animal baby season —meaning countless newborn animals were now roaming the streets. Though Westminster Animal Control continued its work serving the community, certain safety precautions were put into place to protect officers and community members. New protocol and procedures—including officers not entering residences, limited person-to-person contact, thorough vehicle cleanings and licensing extensions—helped ensure limited transmission of the virus while allowing Animal Control Officers to continue to keep animals…


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