If any dogs test positive for Canine Distemper Virus (CDV) at the shelter, we are immediately isolating them at our medical teams counsel and attempting to get them into a foster home. Since distemper positive dogs can shed the virus to other dogs for up to 3 months, they need to be isolated for that entire period or they pose a risk to other dogs at the shelter.
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On Tuesday, July 10, 2018, Dallas Animal Services and the Dallas Police Department received a complaint of animal cruelty involving two dogs on a property in Dallas County. The next day, July 11, 2018, Dallas Animal Services and the Dallas Police Department visited the property and witnessed the dogs’ conditions. The dogs were found tethered on the property and were suffering from multiple health issues, including severe flea and tick infestation, wounds and lesions, and both were significantly underweight.
That same day, July 11, 2018, Dallas Animal Services removed the two dogs from the property and on July 13, 2018, Dallas Animal Services transferred them to the SPCA of Texas. The Dallas Police Department forwarded the animal cruelty case to the SPCA of Texas’ Animal Cruelty Investigations Unit the same day. A forensic examination was performed on the dogs, and one dog required a blood transfusion. The SPCA of Texas’ Chief Animal Cruelty Investigator interviewed the owner, the Dallas Animal Services’ Animal Control Officers who responded to the complaint and one other person of interest. The information gathered during the forensic examination and in these interviews provided enough credible evidence to file a prosecution packet with the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office.
We are happy to announce that the two dogs are feeling much better after just a few weeks of care at the Russell E. Dealey Animal Rescue Center. Here is what they look like today!
To help support the SPCA of Texas and its efforts to help abused, neglected and homeless animals and to support the SPCA of Texas’ other programs and services, please visit www.spca.org/helptheanimals.
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