Health Wake County Animal Center Extends Closure To November: Canine Influenza Outbreak

Wake County Animal Center Extends Closure To November: Canine Influenza Outbreak

Canine Influenza Outbreak

The ongoing canine influenza outbreak has caused Wake County Animal Centre to extend the closure of its shelter until the end of November.

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The Raleigh, North Carolina-based Wake County Animal Centre (WCAC) has announced today that it will prolong its interim closure until the end of November. Due to an epidemic of canine influenza, a contagious respiratory ailment that can seriously sicken dogs, the closure was first put into place on October 6.

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Putting Employee and Animal Health First (Canine Influenza Outbreak)

The health and welfare of the staff at WCAC as well as the animals in its care continue to be its top priorities. The leadership team of the shelter has made the decision to prolong the closure in order to guarantee that the canine influenza outbreak is contained and to stop its spread, after consulting with veterinary specialists.

Maintaining Vital Services (Canine Influenza Outbreak)

Despite the prolonged closure, WCAC will keep helping animals in need by offering vital services. Animals who have been lost or turned in are still welcome at the shelter, and adoption appointments can be made by making advance arrangements. Furthermore, WCAC pledges to give all animals in its care the food and medical attention they require.

Community Assistance

WCAC has conveyed its appreciation for the community’s steadfast support during this difficult period. The shelter is making every effort to reopen its doors as soon as it is judged safe to do so, acknowledging the desire of many people to adopt new dogs.

About the Animal Centre at Wake County

A non-profit group called the Wake County Animal Centre is committed to giving lost, abandoned, and surrendered animals a place to live and care for them. The shelter serves as an essential community resource by providing a variety of services and programmes, such as pet training courses, adoption, and spay and neuter campaigns.