The Humane Society of Kitchener Waterloo & Stratford Perth is holding out a helping hand for any pet-owners who find themselves sick during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The society says they have already had five requests for emergency boarding in the last few weeks - the majority of those coming in just this week.
They say they are prepared to handle more animals for short-term housing if needed. This including cats, dogs, small animals and birds.
"We recognize that some pet owners may become ill or require hospitalization and may not have anyone to look after their pets," stated Kathrin Delutis, executive director, KWSPHS. "Our program exists to relieve that stress, allow individuals to focus on getting the help they need, and when ready, be reunited with their pet."
An emergency pet food bank is also fully stocked for anyone who needs it.
Pet owners are still encouraged however, to have an emergency plan in place for their furry friends, before they get sick. This plan includes having medication instructions, vaccination information, vet information and feeding instructions ready.
Details on emergency boarding can be found here.