Animal Foundation reopens some dog adoptions after virus outbreak
LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - The Animal Foundation will reopen some dog adoptions as the shelter faces a respiratory illness outbreak among its dog population.
The shelter said it will host a mobile adoption event from 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday for specific dogs. The shelter said the dogs are available for adoption because they have a low chance of disease exposure and haven’t shared any space with the exposed dogs.
The Animal Foundation said the adoptions will be “as-is” with no meet and greets to reduce risk of transmission.
Jack Ross, who was in the process of adopting a dog, heard that adoptions have resumed from a friend who was watching FOX5. They weren’t allowed to see the dogs before adopting it because the Animal Foundation wants to limit the risk of disease transmission.
“We didn’t get to see the dog. We cannot get the dog until tomorrow after the dog has been spade,” Ross said. “She looks like she’s been on the street for a while. They’ve had her for a week, September 30, the dog apparently came in to here,” he added.
Anyone interested in adopting can go to the mobile adoption truck around the side of the shelter’s adoption building.
The Animal Foundation said 18 dogs are currently in quarantine after exhibiting symptoms of a respiratory illness. The shelter is still awaiting definitive test results on what the virus may be, but a dog previously housed at the Animal Foundation tested positive for Strep Zoo and Canine Pneumovirus. That dog was later euthanized.
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