The city of Burbank says it has mandated the closure of all public buildings in an effort to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, meaning that the Burbank Animal Shelter will be closed to the public until April 6, 2020.
“During this closure, we ask the public to please refrain from relinquishing owned pets,” the city said in a statement. “In the event you are no longer able to care for your animal, we suggest first reaching out to friends and family for alternative placement. Please also consider other pet placement resources, such as the Rehome (www.rehome.adoptapet.com) program, which allows you to place your pet from your home directly into another.”
If you find a stray animal, please call the Animal Shelter to arrange for pick up at your location. Use www.petharbor.com to report lost and/or found animals, or to view animals currently in the Animal Shelter.
Pet licensing and animal services requests are available online, at www.burbankanimalshelter.org.
Wildlife information is also available on our website. If you find injured or young wildlife, please call the Animal Shelter to speak with staff.
Animal Shelter staff will still be available by phone during normal working hours, Tuesday through Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., for both emergencies and standard calls for service. The Burbank Animal Shelter can be reached at 818-238-3340. For after-hours animal-related emergencies only, please call the Burbank Police Department, at 818-238-3000.
During the closure, the Animal Shelter will be unable to process adoptions or accept any in-kind donations.
Please be assured that all of our animals will continue to receive the same level of care, love and attention from our dedicated staff. We thank you for your cooperation and apologize for any inconvenience.
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