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Special Update: COVID-19 and HSN Closing to the Public

Humane Society Naples | No-Kill Animal Shelter in Collier County

Humane Society Naples continues to actively monitor the COVID-19 outbreak. As the number of cases in Florida climbs and other states enact mandatory business closings, we have made the decision to close the shelter to the public and operate our veterinary clinic with limited services.

What has this last week looked like for HSN?



Only 19 animals in shelter!?!? Don’t you normally have more than 100? Yes! Thanks to the amazing surge of adoptions and fosters this week, we don’t have a large number still in the shelter. Our dedicated team and, most importantly, the community really stepped up and helped so many animals get out of the shelter before we closed. We are so grateful for their support.

If you are fostering at this time, please share your photos on social media using the hashtag #hsnfoster. And if you adopted, please share your photos using the hashtag #hsnalumni. A photo can bring a smile and that’s something we can all use right now!

What does closure mean for the animals remaining at the shelter? We will be closing adoptions until further notice. Animals in the care of HSN will continue to receive the same high-quality care, love and attention they always do. Our staff and volunteers are committed to upholding our mission.

Is the HSN Veterinary Clinic still open? Yes, it will remain open on a limited basis. Please read below for a full description of what services we will continue to offer and precautions being taken.

What can I do to help? HSN will continue accepting donations at our main shelter from 8 am-5 pm, Monday through Friday. Our wishlists are available with what items the shelter needs and Amazon provides delivery directly to the shelter so you can continue practicing social distancing. At this time we are the most in need of dry cat food. If you would like to make a monetary, life-saving gift you can donate directly through our website.

From all of our animals, staff and volunteers: Thank you to everyone who has adopted, fostered, donated and supported HSN these past few weeks. Together as a community, we will continue to uphold our mission of sheltering animals in times of need, locating life-long homes and advocating for responsible pet ownership.

Humane Society Naples Veterinary Clinic Update

The HSN Veterinary Clinic remains open on a limited basis. We are working hard to make our veterinarians and nursing staff available for our clinic clients and those animals recently adopted from our shelter.

Our staff is taking extra precautions during this time in order to keep everyone safe and healthy. This includes the use of gloves and masks, as well as keeping an appropriate distance. Please keep the following in mind:

  • If you have an appointment, we will ask that you call us to notify of your arrival. One of our technicians will meet you at your car, discuss any health concerns with your pet, and bring the animal into our clinic. If there is any further discussion needed, the veterinarian will contact you by phone to talk through any issues.
  • All payments will be done over the phone when possible.
  • Please plan ahead by refilling long-term medications now. We will happily refill for a month or longer when appropriate.
  • Please closely monitor your pet’s prescription food. Some distributors are reporting delays in shipment which may cause us to be out of stock.

We appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding during these uncertain times. We look forward to full operations soon.

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