Porter County Animal Shelter Temporarily Closed to the Public Due to COVID-19 Concerns

To ensure the health and safety of the shelter employees, the Porter County Animal Shelter will be closed to the public through March 30th. During the closure, staff will still report to work to care for the animals. “We are currently caring for nearly 100 animals, and we must take this step to reduce the risk of not having adequate staff to care for the animals,” said Shelter Director Toni Bianchi. “If our staff members are exposed to COVID-19 and are required to self-isolate, our ability to provide adequate care could be impacted.”

Members of the public who have any questions may submit a question online or contact the Shelter at (219) 465-3550, extension 2. Here is a link to the online announcement and the Porter County Animal Shelter’s website.

For current information and resources regarding coronavirus (COVID-19), Porter County social distancing practices and reported cases visit the Porter County Government website.