In response, KHS is quarantining and treating all exposed dogs at this facility. Due to space limitations while dogs are being quarantined, KHS is temporarily halting all canine intakes.
KHS began vaccinating all shelter dogs for both strains of the dog flu (H3N2 and H3N8) on June 11. Dogs need two vaccines spaced 2-4 weeks apart; they reach full immunity approximately two weeks after the last vaccine is administered.
KHS’ 10 offsite adoption centers will remain open for adoptions. KHS provides one month of pet insurance for every adoption through PetFirst Pet Insurance.
The KHS Healthy Pets Clinic, also on Steedly Drive, remains open; the low-cost veterinary clinic is on a separate air system and has a separate entrance from the shelter. The clinic offers the canine influenza vaccine to owned dogs.
KHS strongly recommends that all dog owners talk with their veterinarians about getting their dogs vaccinated against this virus, as canine influenza is active in the community.