Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Texas Animal Shelter Hit With Outbreak

The Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter has been hit with a Distemper outbreak which caused the director Cheryl Schnider to make a hard chose when they had to euthanize the twenty four dogs that were in the shelter.

The director of the animal shelter Cheryl Schnider said: The bad thing about distemper is that its easily spreadable, the good thing is that the virus is easily killed just by routine sanitation. The problem is we really don't know where the outbreak originated, whether it was with just a few dogs or with others because some dogs show very minimal symptoms and they could have had it and gotten over it and we would have never known.

It's sad when something like this happens and all the poor dogs had to be killed.

Read the article by Blair Shiff here.

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