N.J. animal shelter briefly closes owing to dog flu – nj.com


The Monmouth County SPCA quickly closed to the public adhering to a verified outbreak of pet dog flu, shelter officers claimed Saturday.

The shelter’s animal adoptions and veterinary solutions by means of the Vogel Veterinary Clinic are suspended, but animal management expert services will go on to operate, officers claimed in a statement. All in-shelter volunteer routines are also cancelled.

The shelter anticipates reopening Jan. two, 2020.

“All users of the general public who have adopted or brought canine in for therapy at the VVCC for the very last 3 months have been notified of the existence of an infection,” the submit read. “We are delighted to report that no canines coming in to the shelter from the outside the house have described any indicators of sickness.”

H3N2 — the strain of canine influenza that brought on the shelter to shut — is a “highly contagious infection that can make your pet extremely ill, however most instances answer very well with time and supportive care” the shelter stated.

Symptoms consist of major hunger decline and/or lethargy, serious nasal discharge, and significant, hefty coughing. The shelter endorses getting in contact with your veterinarian quickly if your canine reveals any of individuals signs and symptoms.

The shelter also explained its welcome middle is open up for donation drop-offs only, considering that “by being shut for just about a month at our busiest time of yr, the shelter faces a devastating reduction in earnings.” The MCSPCA thrift retail outlet continues to be open up.

Donations are also approved right here.

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