May 17, 2024

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Oklahoma animal shelter on quarantine after dogs show sign of flu

A DECADE OUTBREAK. IT’S UNUSUALLY QUIET INSIDE THE EDMOND ANIMAL SHELTER. NO BARKING OR SOUNDS OF A HAPPY NEW ADOPTION. RIGHT NOW, THE SHELTER IS EXPERIENCING A POTENTIAL FLU OUTBREAK, MEANING NO ANIMALS ARE ALLOWED IN OR OUT. SO WE HAVEN’T SEEN ANY DOG FLU IN OKLAHOMA IN OVER TEN YEARS UNTIL THIS RECENT OUTBREAK AND NEVER SEEN AN OUTBREAK LIKE THIS. THE EDMOND ANIMAL SHELTER IS NOW IN QUARANTINE, JOINING THE GROWING LIST OF OTHER METRO FACILITIES THAT HAVE BEEN PLAGUED WITH RESPIRATORY ILLNESS THIS YEAR. OBVIOUSLY, WITH THE RECENT INCIDENT WITH OKLAHOMA CITY BACK IN MARCH, WE WERE THINKING THIS IS PROBABLY LOOKING LIKE THE CANINE INFLUENZA. LAST FRIDAY, THE SHELTER ANNOUNCED A TEMPORARY CLOSURE THROUGH MONDAY AFTER TWO DOGS EXHIBITED SYMPTOMS. BUT TWO DOGS QUICKLY TURNED INTO SEVEN. THAT DOG ROOM. UNFORTUNATELY, THE OUTBREAK STARTED IN RIGHT IN THE CENTER OF OUR FACILITY. SO WE HAVE REALLY NO OPTIONS. BUT BUT TO KEEP IT SHUT DOWN FOR NOW AND MORE SICK DOGS MEANS A HIGHER DEMAND FOR MEDICATION. IT’S A NATIONWIDE SHORTAGE. IT’S BEEN A RESULT OF JUST BASICALLY THE THERE’S BEEN OUTBREAKS IN A FEW PLACES ACROSS THE COUNTRY, AND WE’RE ONE OF THEM. UNFORTUNATELY. LOCAL VETERINARIANS SAY CANINE FLU VACCINES ARE COMING AND THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE A BIG BATCH OF DOSES, ABOUT A MILLION DOSES RELEASED NEXT WEEK. SO WE DO EXPECT TO HAVE SOME SOME SOME RELIEF IN THE NEXT, YOU KNOW, PROBABLY 1 TO 2 WEEKS. BUT UNTIL THEN, THEY ENCOURAGE DOG OWNERS TO GET ON A WAITING LIST FOR THE SHOT. AND AVOID PUBLIC PLACES LIKE DOG PARKS. NOW, ALL THAT’S LEFT FOR EDMOND IS TO SIT AND WAIT. HOPEFULLY IT’LL COME BACK NEGATIVE, BUT IF NOT, THERE’S

Another Oklahoma animal shelter on quarantine shutdown after dogs show signs of flu

The Edmond Animal Shelter closed this weekend

Another Oklahoma animal shelter is on a quarantine shutdown after dogs showed signs of the flu. The Edmond Animal Shelter closed this weekend. Now, coupled with a canine flu vaccine shortage, the shelter isn’t sure when they’ll reopen their doors.Due to the potential flu outbreak, no animals are allowed in and out.| MORE | OKC Animal Shelter officials confirm disease that’s forced second closure in past few months”We haven’t seen any dog flu in Oklahoma in over 10 years until this recent outbreak and never seen an outbreak like this,” said Dr. Aaron Farr, a veterinarian at Animal Medical Center I-35.The Edmond Animal Shelter is now in quarantine, joining the growing list of other metro facilities that have been plagued with respiratory illness this year.”Obviously, with the recent Oklahoma City incident back in March, we’re thinking this is looking like the canine influenza,” said Kenny Stevenson, the supervisor of Edmond Animal Services.Last Friday, the shelter announced a temporary closure through Monday after two dogs exhibited symptoms, but two dogs quickly turned into seven.”That dog room, unfortunately, where the outbreak started in was in the center of our facility, so we have really no options but to keep it shut down for now,” Stevenson said.More sick dogs mean a higher demand for medication.| MORE | OKC Animal Welfare shelter temporary shuts doors following deadly outbreak”It’s a nationwide shortage. There’s been outbreaks in a few places across the country and unfortunately, we’re one of them,” Farr said.Local veterinarians said canine flu vaccines are coming.”They are going to have a big batch of doses, about a million doses next week, so we do expect to have some relief in the next one to two weeks,” Farr said.Until then, they encourage dog owners to get on a waiting list for the shot and avoid public places like dog parks. Now, all that’s left for Edmond is to sit and wait.”Hopefully, it comes back negative, but if it doesn’t, there is that expectation that we could be closed for an extended amount of time,” Stevenson said.The Edmond Animal Shelter announced on Monday night they would be closed through Friday. Test results should come back Friday which would likely extend the closure even longer.Top HeadlinesSuspect arrested after argument leads to deadly shooting at Oklahoma City barOfficials provide update from fatality crash on Saturday in OKCOklahoma Target shoppers react to evacuations amid Saturday bomb threatsManhunt underway as officials look for suspect in Maud

Another Oklahoma animal shelter is on a quarantine shutdown after dogs showed signs of the flu.

The Edmond Animal Shelter closed this weekend. Now, coupled with a canine flu vaccine shortage, the shelter isn’t sure when they’ll reopen their doors.

Due to the potential flu outbreak, no animals are allowed in and out.

| MORE | OKC Animal Shelter officials confirm disease that’s forced second closure in past few months

“We haven’t seen any dog flu in Oklahoma in over 10 years until this recent outbreak and never seen an outbreak like this,” said Dr. Aaron Farr, a veterinarian at Animal Medical Center I-35.

The Edmond Animal Shelter is now in quarantine, joining the growing list of other metro facilities that have been plagued with respiratory illness this year.

“Obviously, with the recent Oklahoma City incident back in March, we’re thinking this is looking like the canine influenza,” said Kenny Stevenson, the supervisor of Edmond Animal Services.

Last Friday, the shelter announced a temporary closure through Monday after two dogs exhibited symptoms, but two dogs quickly turned into seven.

“That dog room, unfortunately, where the outbreak started in was in the center of our facility, so we have really no options but to keep it shut down for now,” Stevenson said.

More sick dogs mean a higher demand for medication.

| MORE | OKC Animal Welfare shelter temporary shuts doors following deadly outbreak

“It’s a nationwide shortage. There’s been outbreaks in a few places across the country and unfortunately, we’re one of them,” Farr said.

Local veterinarians said canine flu vaccines are coming.

“They are going to have a big batch of doses, about a million doses next week, so we do expect to have some relief in the next one to two weeks,” Farr said.

Until then, they encourage dog owners to get on a waiting list for the shot and avoid public places like dog parks. Now, all that’s left for Edmond is to sit and wait.

“Hopefully, it comes back negative, but if it doesn’t, there is that expectation that we could be closed for an extended amount of time,” Stevenson said.

The Edmond Animal Shelter announced on Monday night they would be closed through Friday. Test results should come back Friday which would likely extend the closure even longer.


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