The corona virus has caused a significant disruption for many animal shelters. Many have closed and many are on very limited hours. Clinics have closed down and while some still operate, the wait times are long. Adoptions have closed down or are by appointments only. Lost pets intakes are also closed or by appointment only.
Rick Yocum is the Executive Director of the Humane Society of Manatee County in Bradenton, FL. Rick has been with the Humane Society since 2016 and comes rom New Jersey where he served as President of the New Jersey Society of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals for seven years. Rick was a certified humane law enforcement officer who trainer other officer and investigated animal cruelty cases.