Canine flu outbreak Fulton County Animal Shelter kills pet dogs

Lifeline Animal Expert services in Fulton County are working with shelters that are around capability amid the outbreak.

ATLANTA — Fulton County Animal Solutions announced its shelters are under emergency as pet dogs are dying due to the canine flu – as they are running in excess of ability.

Officials with the shelter claimed it is working with the canine flu and operating to command its exposure.

“The animals that have been uncovered to the flu are receiving worse and are not responding to procedure quickly, and, tragically, some canine have handed away because of to this health issues,” the company stated in a statement.

Animal Solutions is inquiring the community to undertake at minimum 150 dogs to enable cease other pet dogs from receiving the flu. Its Midtown Atlanta overflow spot is also full and placing other pet dogs at danger as the shelter lacks place to take in new pups.

“Most critically, we want to obtain homes for the 65 puppies housed at LifeLine Midtown shelter so we can make room for incoming canine to have a risk-free position to land,” the agency explained. “We want your aid to get this sickness underneath management and avert a lot more animals from dying.”

At first, to aid mitigate the unfold, shelters were being subsequent quarantine techniques. In its newest update, Animal Products and services officers stated it isn’t going to have place to isolate sick animals, creating recovery in crowded shelters throughout a flu outbreak challenging.

“Just appear in and help you save a lifestyle,” the agency mentioned.


How to aid

Shelter leaders are reminding individuals that if they find a balanced pet in Fulton County, 1 should really take 48 hrs to assist reunite them with their spouse and children. By helping in the search, people today preserve dogs out of shelters and maintain animals in an place they are possible acquainted with.

Folks should also consider suspected strays to a vet or shelter to see if they have been microchipped. Last of all, men and women should look at fostering animals especially if they have the place and time. More methods can be discovered on the net in this article.

For people who can adopt or foster, consider heading to LifeLine Midtown at 981 Howell Mill Rd, which is open seven times a week. Fulton County Animal Companies at 860 Marietta Blvd NW is also an option, this place is shut on Wednesdays. Appointments are not needed and all puppy adoption costs are waived correct now thanks to an anonymous donor.

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