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COVID-19 Pandemic and Rescue of Pets. The Role of Veterinarians in the Human-Animal-Environment Relationship at the Time of the Coronavirus

In: Journal of Applied Animal Ethics Research
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  • 1 DVM, PhD; C.S.C. – Centro di Scienze Cinofile (Dog Science Center), University of Padua, 35020 Padua, Italy
  • | 2 DVM; S.I.Me.Ve.P. – Società Italiana di Medicina Veterinaria Pubblica (Italian Society of Public Veterinary Medicine), Via Nizza 11, 00198 Rome, Italy
  • | 3 National Vice-President EMERVET; Associazione Nazionale di volontoriato Protezione Civile per le emergenze non epidemiche veterinarie e di sanità pubblica (National Association of voluntary Civil Protection for non-epidemic veterinary and public health emergencies), Via Nizza 11, 00198 Rome, Italy
  • | 4 DVM, Scientific Manager EMERVET; Associazione Nazionale di volontoriato Protezione Civile per le emergenze non epidemiche veterinarie e di sanità pubblica (National Association of voluntary Civil Protection for non-epidemic veterinary and public health emergencies), Via Nizza 11, 00198 Rome, Italy
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Abstract

Adequate training and collaboration skills for all the professional figures involved in animal rescue activities are needed. Nowadays the real challenge for all rescuers is to consider the multiple aspects of the human-animal-environment relationship that have changed profoundly throughout history and that make the COVID-19 pandemic unique in its kind. In this period the emergency to be addressed consists in providing the assistance of animals which belong to people who have died, been hospitalized or forced to isolate. A careful analysis of the different scenarios reveals that there is no single solution to intervene, but that it is necessary to find the most suitable alternative to individual cases. The aim of this paper is to offer specific indications to volunteers, veterinarians and not, in different scenarios not losing sight of the goal: to protect the welfare of the animal and its owner, avoiding the spread of the infection.

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