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Distemper found in third animal shelter


After Distemper, a dangerous and highly contagious disease occurred in Grady County and Dougherty County animal shelters, it's also been confirmed in Moultrie.

The Moultrie Human Society says it has a confirmed case of CDV, and are currently quarantined  until Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at the earliest.

Here is the rest of their release:

We are doing this for the safety of future animals that we take in. Our facility is currently being thoroughly cleaned and disinfected and this process will take several days. Cats and kittens housed in our Cat Room have not been exposed, nor can they contract CDV. If you have any questions about an animal you have adopted recently from us, please feel free to contact us or your veterinarian. Any veterinary costs incurred will be the responsibility of the dog owner.

 CDV is a contagious and serious viral illness with no knowncure. The virus affects dogs and certain species of wildlife, such as raccoons,foxes, and skunks. The virus is spread through the air and by direct orindirect contact with an infected animal. Symptoms include reddened eyes, waterydischarge from the nose and eyes, lethargy, coughing, and seizures. 

Vaccines can be administered by yourveterinarian or at Low-Cost Vaccination Clinics at Petsense. There is aPetsense located in Thomasville, GA, Tifton, GA and Albany, GA.


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