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of Los Angeles County Dept Public Health is offering free covid-19 testing for pets at risk of the virus.
Angels Health authorities on August 20, 2008. Announced funding for COVIS-19 testing of free range pets.
“If your pet has been exposed to a person or animal with Covid-19 or has symptoms of Covid-19, they may be eligible for a free SARS-CoV-2 test,” the health department tweeted.
Financial support from the Council of State and Regional Epidemiologists (CSTE) and Center for Disease Control And Prevention “supports surveillance for SARS-CoV-2 in animals in Los Angeles County,” according to its website.
The department said it plans to offer free testing to animal care facilities and centers in Los Angeles County and that animals including “deer, bats, raccoons … dogs, cats, hamsters, pocket pets … seals” will be tested.
Pet owners can claim free. Covid-19 Get your pet tested if they have symptoms of the coronavirus or if they have been exposed to another animal or person who has the coronavirus.
None of the 177 animals tested so far, including dogs, cats, bats, raccoons, skunks, rats and sea lions, have tested positive for Covid-19.