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Animal shelter closes doors for two weeks to treat puppies

Animal shelter closes doors for two weeks to treat puppies

EMMET COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- A northern Michigan animal shelter is closed as staff continues to take care of a group of puppies.

The Little Traverse Bay Area Humane Society took in the group of 70 puppies from Texas after Hurricane Harvey.

The shelter and the Little Traverse Bay Area Humane Society Boarding, Grooming, Daycare and Training closed their doors on Monday, January 8 and will be closed for the next two weeks as they treat the puppies.

According to the shelter's website the organization is taking every precautionary measure to ensure the health and well-being of all the shelter residents and will continue to provide exceptional care to each and every one of them until they reopen.

The organization says that some of the puppies in the group tested positive for the Canine Distemper Virus, despite following all the vaccination protocols and proper procedures.

In 2017 the LTBHS was able to rescue over 1,000 animals.

The shelter is reaching out to all families who adopted animals on this transport to ensure they received a thorough medical exam and testing done by a Little Traverse Bay Veterinary Clinic veterinarian at their expense.

If you would like to learn more about the Canine Distemper Virus, click here.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this issue, you can call the Little Traverse Bay Veterinary Clinic at (231) 622-6363.

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