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Animal Care Center suspends viewing of dogs to contain "Kennel Cough"

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Posted at 3:11 PM, Sep 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-12 18:16:09-04

An animal care center in Sierra Vista has suspended the viewing of dogs for the purpose of containing a recent "kennel cough" outbreak.

The Nancy J. Brua Animal Care Center says that the dogs that are showing symptoms for the disease will be quarantined and treated while the staff observes the rest of the population.

Pending adoptions will be completed, but all new dog adoptions will be put on hold.

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, Animal Control Supervisor Arleen Garcia says. We’re sorry for the inconvenience and would like to remind the public that cats and other small pets are still available for viewing and adoption.

For more information, contact Nancy J Brua Animal Care Center at 520-458-4151.