By Kylie Warren
The Nancy J. Brua Animal Care Center in Sierra Vista has stopped adoptions for two weeks due to an outbreak of “kennel cough,” according to a news release.
Walking and viewing of the dogs is temporarily suspended to deal with the highly contagious disease that affects dogs’ respiratory systems, the release stated. Any dogs showing symptoms were quarantined and are being treated.
A similar sickness occurred in 2013, but was controlled within 10 days, the release added.
Animal Control Supervisor Arleen Garcia said, “While this disease is typically no more serious than a common cold, it’s important that we limit exposure to keep our dogs healthy and make them available for potential adoptions as soon as possible.”
Pending adoptions will be completed, but there will be no new adoptions until the kennel cough is treated.
Adoptions and viewings of cats and other small pets are still available.