Augusta, GA – Augusta Animal Services is re-opening and is now accepting some dogs after the last dog was cleared of the symptoms of Canine Distemper Virus, which is what caused the shelter to close several weeks ago.
According to a release from Augusta Animal Services:
Augusta Animal Services (AAS) has been working diligently to eliminate the Canine Distemper Virus (CDV) from our facility and our efforts have been incredibly successful. This CDV outbreak has been new and challenging for us, we knew it would interrupt our normal operations, but we were committed to saving lives, rather than depopulating the shelter. We have learned from this situation and have implemented policy that will help us prevent and control illness in the future. We have cleared the last dog with symptoms of disease and have been steadily finding homes for the dogs that are cleared for adoption.
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