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Infectious Disease Outbreak at Miami-Dade Animal Shelter

Eighteen confirmed cases of canine distemper reported



    Infectious disease outbreak at Miami-Dade Animal Shelter. (Published Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012)

    Miami-Dade County Animal Services is reporting an outbreak of canine distemper among its shelter population.

    So far eighteen dogs have been infected with the highly contagious virus that could be deadly if left untreated. According to county animal service officials canine distemper is spread through airborne particles.

    Animal Shelter Expands Cleaning

    [MI] Animal Shelter Expands Cleaning
    Miami-Dade's animal shelter is still not accepting new arrivals of unwanted dogs and cats as they expand the cleaning and sanitizing against deadly Distemper and Parvo viruses. (Published Wednesday, April 13, 2011)

    The county agency is now testing the rest of its dog population and will quarantine the dogs for two weeks.

    During that time, all dogs wil be closely monitored and treated with antibiotics if needed.

    New Animal Shelter Wins Approval

    [MI] New Animal Shelter Wins Approval
    The stray dogs of Miami-Dade County are getting a lavish new home. (Published Monday, April 4, 2011)

    Adoption services, neutering and spay services, stray pick up and rabies shots will be suspended during the quarantine period.