The Stanislaus Co. Animal Shelter does not accept stray animals

A Stanislaus County animal shelter announced over the weekend that it will suspend its intake of all stray dogs for several weeks following an outbreak of a highly contagious respiratory disease. The Stanislaus Animal Services Agency said streptococcus zooepidemicus, also known as zoo strep, is a contagious bacterial infection that spreads quickly in crowded shelters. The disease can cause severe pneumonia and is known to be fatal to dogs. The shelter will not accept stray animals for the next three weeks, authorities said. Modesto Police said Animal Control will always respond to reports of vicious animals, injured animals and animal attacks.

A Stanislaus County animal shelter announced over the weekend that it will suspend its intake of all stray dogs for several weeks following an outbreak of a highly contagious respiratory disease.

The Stanislaus Animal Services Agency said streptococcus zooepidemicus, also known as zoo strep, is a contagious bacterial infection that spreads quickly in crowded shelters. The disease can cause severe pneumonia and is known to be fatal to dogs.

The shelter will not accept stray dogs for the next three weeks, authorities said.

Modesto Police said Animal Control will always respond to reports of vicious animals, injured animals and animal attacks.

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