Dog Flu Halts Adoptions at Chicago Shelter

By Jennifer Keiper, WLS-AM 890 News
(CHICAGO) The dog flu has hit the Chicago Anti-Cruelty Society.  So, the shelter has put a stop to dog adoptions for at least the next three weeks to care for animals that have contracted the highly contagious dog flu and prevent spreading it to others. It cannot be transmitted to humans.
Anti-Cruelty Society President, Dr. Robin Barbiers, tells the Steve Dahl Show that they’re trying to be transparent about the current situation. “When they call to make an appointment to give up their dog we will tell them the situation.  If at all possible, if you can keep your dog in your home for another three weeks then your dog will be safe when it comes here,” said Dr. Barbiers.
Dr. Barbiers says, if someone is in dire circumstances, they will accept the dog and try to isolate it but it’s difficult and the animal runs a high risk of becoming ill.
While dog adoptions are temporarily on hold, cat adoptions are still taking place.
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