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Heartbreaking Situation As Shelter Dogs Hit Hard By Flu Outbreak

Published: May 03, 2023 at 11:27 AM Author: Penny Eims

Fulton County, GA – A Georgia animal shelter is facing a heartbreaking situation as dogs in its care are being hit hard by the flu. On Tuesday, the Fulton County Animal Services facility alerted the public about the severity of the deadly virus, writing:

EMERGENCY ALERT: The situation for dogs at Fulton County Animal Services has just taken a turn for the worse. The animals that have been exposed to the flu are getting worse and are not responding to treatment quickly and, tragically, some dogs have passed away due to this illness.

According to shelter staff, there is an urgent need to place 150 dogs in foster homes to help them recuperate away from the stressful environment. The agency explains:

We urgently need to get 150 dogs out of the shelters and into homes in the next three days or we will be facing difficult euthanasia decisions. Most critically, we need to find homes for the 65 dogs housed at LifeLine Midtown shelter so we can make space for incoming dogs to have a safe place to land. We need your help to get this illness under control and prevent more animals from dying.

How to help:

If you can adopt or foster, please just come to LifeLine Midtown (981 Howell Mill Rd, open 7 days a week) or Fulton County Animal Services (860 Marietta Blvd NW, open every day but Wednesday). No appointment is needed and all dog adoption fees are waived right now thanks to an anonymous donor.

Find the shelter’s Facebook page at this link.

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4 months ago

Wish I lived there so I could help out. Praying for all the pets and staff that give so much.