Alaqua Animal Refuge is taking precautions amid COVID-19

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FREEPORT, Fla. (WJHG) -- Alaqua Animal Refuge is working to do its part to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Alaqua has immediately implemented new precautions and procedures.

The refuge is temporarily closed to all visitors until the end of March. Adoptions can still be scheduled by appointment and applications can be filled out online to get the process started.

Volunteers are encouraged to stay home and volunteer by fostering an animal.

Anyone who is interested in fostering an animal during this time can apply to do so online.

“With the need for social distancing in our communities today and with people staying at home, it is the perfect time to foster one of our animals,” said Alaqua Founder Laurie Hood. “People can stay home, stay safe, and give an animal a chance to have a vacation of their own. It also helps us relieve the strain on our daily operations with limited staff.”

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