April 7: Round-Up of COVID-19 Resources

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From legislative updates to pet companies doing the most good, here are the latest COVID-19 updates within the pet industry.



Coastal Pet Begins Face Mask Production


Coastal Pet Products – April 2, 2020

“In response to the dire shortage of personal protective equipment in the U.S., Coastal Pet Products recently directed efforts in their facilities to creating face masks for health care workers on the frontline.”

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American Pet Products Association Hosts COVID-19 Webinars


American Pet Products Association – April 1, 2020

“Learn more about the economic impact of COVID-19 and what companies can do to prepare in a four-part webcast series presented by Dr. Chris Kuehl, managing director at Armada Corporate Intelligence, and the American Pet Products Association (APPA).”

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GreaterGood.org Cites Critical Need for Animal Food and Supplies


Pet Leadership Council – April 2, 2020

“GreaterGood.org is requesting the assistance of the American Pet Products Association (APPA) to provide these vital, life-saving supplies that are desperately required to keep people and pets together, or animals out of shelters as we head into kitten and puppy season.”

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State/Jurisdiction Designations for Pet Retail Business


Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council – April 7, 2020

“Small business owners can expect to receive documents and instructions on how to file for federal aid early this week and have access to loans starting this Friday, according to various reports.”

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A Closer Look at How COVID-19 Legislation May Assist Small Businesses


Pet Product News – April 1, 2020

“Small businesses, such as pet retailers and other pet service providers, have been experiencing or at least bracing for, devastating financial effects from the onset of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. However, three recently passed bills may help ease this burden, with the most recent being historic in scope.”

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FDA addresses COVID-19 Concerns on Call with Animal Food Industry


Pet Food Processing – April 2, 2020

“The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) hosted a stakeholder call with the animal food industry on Mar. 31 to discuss animal food safety and food supply questions related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).”

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Companies pledge pet food donations to shelters, others impacted by COVID-19


Pet Food Processing – April 2, 2020

“As the COVID-19 situation develops worldwide, some companies in the pet food and treat industry in the United States and Canada are turning their resources to benefit animal rescues and pet owners in need.”

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During uncertain times, one thing remains constant: Animal Supply is here to support you and your business. Together, we can help keep pets and our communities happy, healthy and safe.

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