The City of Garland has posted a news release about efforts to control a distemper outbreak -- the first case was diagnosed on July 31.
Now, the city, with 7 more cases confirmed Tuesday, issued a statement including this passage: "The shelter is currently waiting on other test results, so the number of cases could rise in the days ahead.
"No dog adoptions will be take place until further notice. Cat adoptions will continue at the city’s Pet Adoption Center located in downtown Garland at 810 Main St."
Read the news release online HERE. It has instructions for people who have adopted a dog within the past six weeks. And also notes that animals at the shelter get distemper vaccinations.
[PLEASE let readlarrypowell.com know of rescue efforts to help the shelter. Email email@example.com. Distemper is usually a death sentence for dogs, but sometimes there are miracles.]