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Shelter & Rescue Support Call - Monday, 4/12/21 - Adopt a (Tiny) Shelter Initiative & Spotlight on Rural Shelters

Watch Recording Here Welcome - Bobby Mann, Director of Human Animal Support Services Mary’s Motivation Monday – the value of silliness! Open mic – success stories, news Clare Callison, AmPA! Maddie’s® Director of National Pet Supply and...


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RE: Distemper Outbreak

This message was posted by a user wishing to remain anonymous Our shelter had an outbreak of distemper a few years ago. University of Wisconsin was helpful with helping us test and quarantine advice. We rented a vacant vets office to keep exposed dogs separate from new dogs coming in.

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RE: Distemper Outbreak

Hi Tisa! I would encourage you to reach out to one of the shelter medicine programs I included, depending on where you live. Cornell has specific states they assist with, not sure about UF and UW-M. I'm confident they'll be able to answer your questions. -- Shelly Thompson Maddie's Fund --


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RE: Distemper Outbreak

The first article is great and provides hope but no details. " She explained how to separate the ones who were negative, from the ones who tested positive, from the ones who were high positive, and how to very aggressively treat the ones who had any symptoms." We need to know how they...


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RE: Distemper Outbreak

Hi Tisa, I'm so sorry you're running into distemper with your transfers. I don't have answers to your specific questions, but this article came to mind: https://sheltermedicine.vetmed.ufl.edu/2021/05/20/101-distemper-puppies-how-a-chicago-shelter-got-it-wright/. If you'd like to reach out UF...


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Distemper Outbreak

We have a long relationship with the rescues in Western NE but recently we have had several dogs and nursing moms come in with Distemper. They are typically vaccinated before transport. Two litters have had to be euthanized, so far. And several adult or older puppies showed symptoms but...





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RE: Pet Supply and Demand/Transport: What does a perfect national pet transport program look like?

Chris, I agree on all points, the only thing I would add is that animals should be moved the shortest distance possible, and destinations should accept the animals that sources need to place, not just the most easily adopted. -- brad shear --