A lot has changed over at the Cochrane and area Humane Society but the care of the animals has remained the same. 

Communications Coordinator for the Humane Society, Lisa Kedian says they, like everyone else, have made some big day-to-day adjustments. 

"At the moment we are running on limited staff so a lot of our public programs have been cancelled. We're just practicing social distancing as recommended and we're just trying to limit the amount of people that are in the shelter."

But, Kedian says right now is the perfect time to adopt a new furry friend with families being at home for extended periods of time. 

"We still are offering adoptions but we're just closed to the public so if you are interested in adopting one of our animals you can still do that. Now that people are quarantined at home it's actually a great time to adopt an animal."

All adoptions are by appointment only right now as well as their grooming services.

Kedian says they appreciate all of the help from the community and they're always looking for cleaning supplies such as Lysol wipes and bleach to help keep the shelter sanitized.

"We have an outreach program where some of our community neighbours that can't necessarily get out and get pet food we can help. So our outreach program is looking for donations of cat or dog food so if you happen to be out and you don't mind pick up an extra bag of food we do have a donation box right in the front entrance. You're welcome to come by and drop off some donations there, we would really appreciate it."

Kedian says they have had to put a few programs on hold.

Their puppy play program is postponed, a couple of seminars coming up later this month have been postponed including the K9 reactivity seminar and the spring book sale has been cancelled for the moment too. 

For more information and to view some of the animals up for adoption go here.