FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) - Your dog or cat might not catch the novel coronavirus, but they can still pass it on.
That's the warning from Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control, which is advising animal lovers to practice social distancing with potential four-legged friends.
"While they can’t contract the virus, they kind of work like a surface that germs can be on," the agency shared in a Facebook Post on Friday. "Make sense?"
For that reason, people are advised not to pet animals that aren't their own.
Animal Care & Control officials are also reminding families to keep their pets on a leash when they enjoy any time outdoors with them.