Waterville animal shelter operating to address ill animals, adjust strategies following diseases

The entrance to the Humane Modern society Waterville Spot shelter at 100 Webb Highway in Waterville. Loaded Abrahamson/Early morning Sentinel file

WATERVILLE — The Humane Culture Waterville Area has lower its doggy and cat populace of 200 by practically fifty percent as it proceeds to deal with 36 animals for health problems due to the fact the shelter closed late very last month simply because of the outbreaks.

A staff of veterinarians confirmed some cats ended up suffering from ringworm and upper respiratory bacterial infections and some canine experienced kennel cough. The animals were being quarantined and officers labored with the Maine Federation of Humane Societies and the Rescue League of Increased Portland to go several animals to other websites, according to Malena Gatti, a member of the Humane Society’s board of directors.

“We have 129 animals in property,” Gatti explained Monday. “Of those, we have 21 cats getting addressed

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Waterville animal shelter’s director departs after facility closes briefly because of to unwell animals

Chris Mitchell walks Beatrice from an outside kennel to an indoor kennel Monday at the Humane Society Waterville Spot at 100 Webb Road in Waterville. Mitchell is on the animal shelter’s board of directors. Other folks connected to the facility walked canines on a grassy place around the kennels. Abundant Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

WATERVILLE — The Humane Culture Waterville Area animal shelter has closed temporarily thanks to animal sicknesses, in accordance to officials.

Meantime, some animals have been parsed out to other services, and the govt director is no longer employed by the shelter.

Officials would not say Monday no matter whether Lisa Oakes was fired as government director or remaining of her possess choosing, expressing only she was no lengthier an personnel as of very last Thursday.


The shelter’s board of administrators requested the point out Wednesday to inspect the shelter because of to concerns it was overpopulated with animals

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