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Greenville Co. Animal Care Closed To Public Due To Canine Flu

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Greenville County Animal Care Officials tell 7 On Your Side, the facility is closed to the public as a precautionary measure, after one case of canine influenza was confirmed. Greenville County Animal Care Officials tell 7 On Your Side, the facility is closed to the public as a precautionary measure, after one case of canine influenza was confirmed.
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Greenville Co. Animal Care Closed To Public Due To Canine Flu: August 25, 2013

Greenville County Animal Care Officials tell 7 On Your Side, the facility is closed to the public as a precautionary measure, after one case of canine influenza was confirmed.

It will reopen Tuesday, September 3 for the intake of cats and dogs, cat adoptions, and dog pre-adoptions.

In a news release sent Sunday, Greenville County Spokesperson Bob Mihalic said Animal Care will begin adopting out quarantined dogs on September 10. Cat adoptions will resume September 3.

Mihalic said the decision for the closure and quarantine was based on expert recommendations. 

Shelter To Close Saturday After Canine Influenza Diagnosis: August 23, 2013

Greenville County Animal Care says they will be closed Saturday to clean kennel spaces after a dog was diagnosed with canine influenza.

County officials say the closure will allow Animal Care staff to focus on the procedures necessary to address the situation.  Staff from Atlanta will also be on site to help.

Canine influenza is contracted from dog to dog, but is treatable. 

Officials at the shelter say they have been taking extra precautions, following all proper procedures to notify local veterinarians of the diagnosis and following proper cleaning protocol.

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