MSPCA Will Only Be Open To Emergency Patients

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Starting Wednesday, the Angell Animal Medical Centers in Boston and Waltham will be closed, unless in emergency situations.

Dr. Virginia Sinnott-Stutzman said in emergency cases, pet owners will be required to stay in their cars outside the building, and then call the office using their cellphones or the building's intercom system.

"Someone will come out and take your pet, either in the carrier or on a leash, bring them into the building, the doctor would examine the pet and call with the recommendation," Sinnott-Stutzman said. "We would have to call to get the history and figure out what was going on."

All wellness visits and elective surgeries have been rescheduled to later dates.

"We can do all the communicating with humans virtually or via telephone, and prevent exposure both for the client and anyone who's working, who may later get sick, and our workers from the public," Sinnott-Stutzman said.

Prescriptions will be filled and sent out with waived shipping fees—payments will be accepted over the phone.

Pet foods are currently being accepted at the medical centers. Adoptions and pet surrenders are still available by appointment.

WBZ NewsRadio's Kim Tunnicliffe (@KimWBZ) reports

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(Photo of animal at MSPCA. Kim Tunnicliffe/WBZ NewsRadio)

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