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KHS halts dog intake due to canine flu

Dogs with the flu are being quarantined for treatment. (Source: WAVE 3 News)
Dogs with the flu are being quarantined for treatment. (Source: WAVE 3 News)
Updated: Apr. 29, 2018 at 10:53 PM EDT
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The KHS has been forced to temporarily stop taking in dogs. (Source: WAVE 3 News)
The KHS has been forced to temporarily stop taking in dogs. (Source: WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) has been forced to stop taking dogs in because of the dog flu.

Three cases were confirmed from the Steedly Drive location, KHS said.

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The Humane Society had to relocate the other dogs, and now have had to stop taking new ones in. Dogs diagnosed with the flu are being quarantined and treated.

The organization said they started vaccinating for the flu last June when it was first detected in Louisville. But, they said, dogs need between two and four weeks to become immune. They also need annual boosters.

Ten off-site centers will remain open for adoptions. The KHS Healthy Pets Clinic on Steedly Drive will also remain open.

A handout on canine influenza, provided by KHS, is below:

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