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Coronavirus: Bladen County Health Department Says “It’s Not All About the Positive Cases”

Bladen County Health Department thanked the Bladen County community for being willing to take the necessary measures to reduce the further spread of COVID-19.

They posted on their Facebook page, “We are living in a different world today than anyone could have imagined. Social distancing and other measures may be difficult to understand. The Bladen Community, you, understood the importance to take the recommendations seriously and you are making a difference. Thank you for helping to “flatten the curve!”

At 5:15 p.m., Dr. Terri Duncan, Bladen County Health & Human Services Director issued a press release with the daily COVID-19 update. She stated, “At this time Bladen remains with zero positive cases.  With known community transmission of COVID-19, and almost 80 counties reporting positives,  it is a matter of time before a case is identified in Bladen County. Bladen Health Department stands ready to monitor and respond to this public health rapidly evolving situation.”

In her update, Dr. Duncan listed some information for stress management. “The Center for Disease control offers education and support for us during this difficult time. Information in dealing with  stress and anxiety associated with COVID-19 can be found here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.html”

Effective 3-31-2020, Bladen County Animal Control/Shelter will be closed for Adoptions and Intake of Animals until further Notice.

Animal Control will still answer Emergency Calls. Owners may reclaim pets by Appointment only Monday-Friday 1:00-4:00pm.

People looking for lost pets can view all animals at the shelter on our facebook page “Bladen County Animal Control and Shelter”. If you see your lost pet on the website, call to schedule a time to reclaim. Owners will be required to provide proof of ownership to reclaim their pet.

If you have any questions or have an emergency during office hours call 910-862-6918, If you have an emergency after hours call 911.

During this time of closure for the safety of our employees Bladen County Animal Shelter is closed for public adoptions. Our staff is dedicated to the wellbeing of the animals in our care and will continue make sure the animals are well cared for.

The goal of the Animal Shelter at this time is to not euthanize animals for space due to COVID-19. We will continue to work with a Local Rescue in efforts to get animals out of the shelter when their state required hold time is up. The shelter can still fill up with emergency cases during this time and our goal is to save as many animals as we can. We look forward to opening up for public adoptions when this crisis is over.

View a video update with Bladen County Board of Commissioners Chairman, Ray Britt:

Website Britt mentioned:

http://www.bladencc.edu

https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/top-priorities/cares-act

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