Los Angeles County is now offering free COVID testing for pets who may have been exposed to the coronavirus.
The Veterinary Public Health Department announced the free testing earlier this week that was promoted on Twitter by the L.A. County Department of Public Health on Saturday.
“Your pet may be eligible for free SARS-CoV-2 testing if they were exposed to a human or animal with COVID-19 or has symptoms of COVID-19,” the tweet shared, offering a link for more information.
Funding for the new program has been made available by the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A statement from the health department noted, “Our goal is to test many different species of animals including wildlife (deer, bats, raccoons), pets (dogs, cats, hamsters, pocket pets), marine mammals (seals), and more.” – READ MORE