Foster families desperately wanted soon after distemper outbreak at Maricopa County Animal Care and Regulate shelter

PHOENIX — It is a dire scenario at the Maricopa County Animal Treatment and Regulate shelter where several structures are locked down just after an outbreak of distemper.

One animal advocate, who asked for anonymity, described it as the “best storm” with the pandemic, Fourth of July holiday break, and an by now overcrowded shelter that is small on manpower.

Distemper is a virus that leads to neurological seizures in animals. It is just one of the most major health conditions your pet can get, but also one particular of the most preventable as there is a vaccine for it.

Shelter spokeswoman Monica Gery states the county has locked down three and a 50 percent kennel structures at the West shelter. Only kennel employees are allowed in all those parts to clean up and feed the animals.

Those people likely in have to use distinctive protective equipment ahead of moving

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