Nearly 60 dogs euthanized at Harlan County Animal Shelter due to distemper outbreak


EUTHANIZED. SHELTER OFFICIALS LAST WEEK DISCOVERED ONE OF THEIR DOGS HAD THE DISEASE … SO THEY BEGAN CONDUCTING RANDOM TESTS … THAT TESTING SAVED THE LIVES OF A FEW DOGS … BUT 57 DOGS HAD TO BE PUT DOWN. HARLAN COUNTY’S JUDGE/EXECUTIVE AND CHIEF ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER TOLD ME EUTHANIZING THE DOGS WAS A DIFFICULT, BUT NECESSARY DECISION. :00 :14 1:14 nat pop The dog population at the Harlan County Animal Shelter is down to seven … After dozens of dogs were euthanized as the result of a distemper outbreak. 15:23 ANY WAY YOU LOOK AT IT EUTHANASIA IN MY OPINION IS A TERRIBLE THING. I UNDERSTAND THAT IT IS A NECESSITY, BUT IT IS STILL SOMETHING I DO NOT LOOK FORWARD TO HAVING TO PERFORM TO DO :12 Shelter director Duncan Caldwell and his staff began testing last week after one dog started showing sings of distemper. The tests confirmed several dogs had the virus, leaving officials to decide whether to shut down the shelter for at least one month to test every dog …. Or euthanize all except the ones with negative tests. 11:06 WE FELT LIKE THE BEST COURSE OF ACTION WAS TO GO AHEAD AND DO A COMPLETE PUT DOWN, GET THE BUILDING SANITIZED, CLEANED AND GET EVERYTHING BACK UP AND RUNNING AS SOON AS POSSIBLE :13 standup…. 23:24 THIS IS THE SECOND DISTEMPER OUTBREAK HERE AT THE SHELTER IN THE PAST THREE YEARS. THE COUNTY JUDGE EXECUTIVE SAYS THEY ARE TAKING STEPS TO ENSURE ANOTHER OUTBREAK DOES NOT HAPPEN AGAIN SOON :11 30:46 WE’VE HEARD BOB BARKER FOR YEARS TELL US TO SPAY AND NEUTER OUR PETS BUT WE’VE GOT TO GO A STEP FARTHER. WE’VE GOT TO KEEP OUR PETS VACCINATED AND TAKE HEED TO THE WARNINGS THAT VETERINARY OFFICIALS AND LOCAL OFFICIALS KEEP US ABREAST OF :15 Precations they hope prevent more harm to the four-legged friends of Harlan County. nat pop! THE SHELTER ACCEPTS DOGS AND CATS. TONIGHT… POLICE ARE TRYING TO

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  1. I think it was a necessary evil to euthanize the dogs that had distemper but in cases like this I do wonder if that many dogs truly had it.

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