Lilongwe Society for the Protection and Care of Animals (LSPCA)



● COVID-19 is just one example of the rising trend of diseases—from Ebola to MERS to West Nile and Rift Valley fevers—caused by viruses that have jumped from animal hosts into the human population.
● A new assessment offers 10 recommendations and identifies One Health as the optimal way to prevent and respond to future pandemics.
● The rising trend in zoonotic diseases is driven by the degradation of our natural environment—through land degradation, wildlife exploitation, resource extraction, climate change and other stresses.

Joe kawaza and donkey khola2

Proper housing management and proper feeding are essential to animal well-being and welfare. Healthy donkeys just like any other animals can tolerate extreme temperatures if they adapt and have adequate feed and plenty of water. However, shelter can greatly improve the welfare of the donkey and reduce production losses.

*Adapted from International Companion Animal Management Coalition (ICAM).

Milk man feeding street dogs in Jodhpur

new publication by biologist Xuhua Xia of the University of Ottawa is the latest in a string of theories put forward by scientists investigating the origin of SARS-CoV-2. This theory proposes the intestines of dogs could have provided a place for evolution of the ancestor of SARS-CoV-2 into a ‘fully ready’ virus capable of the current COVID-19 pandemic. However, this theory relies solely on inference from virus genome structures and there is no actual evidence of dogs as the origin, or that dogs are playing any role in current virus transmission. COVID-19 is a disease spread from person to person and this publication does not change that. 

Please take note: the guidance is updated regularly so please do check back for any changes.

There is currently no evidence that dogs and cats can spread the human coronavirus disease COVID-19. 

It appears that it is very rare for companion animals to become naturally infected with COVID-19; they are not naturally infected easily with the virus; there is little to no evidence that they become sick from the virus if they are infected; and crucially, there is still no evidence that pets can transmit COVID-19 to people. 

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