THINGS TO KNOW
Many shelter animals were once strays or were not cared for properly before arriving at our shelter. For these reasons, shelter animals frequently carry parasites, bacteria, ringworm and other diseases that can be spread to humans. Such diseases are known as zoonotic diseases. Although we screen for and provide preventative treatment for many of these conditions, it is impossible to detect and treat all possible organisms. By understanding how these diseases are spread, following basic hygiene practices, and providing routine veterinary care, the spread of zoonotic diseases can be prevented. For more information regarding zoonotic diseases and how they are spread, please click on the link below. Please contact your veterinarian immediately if you have any concerns with your pet’s health. If you have any concerns regarding your health, please contact your medical doctor.
zoonotic disease info
Zoonotic Diseases Transmission Info
Due to lack of previous veterinary care, increased stress, and close living quarters, many dogs and cats adopted from shelters will be affected by upper respiratory infections. For information regarding signs of illness, treatment, and risk to other animals, please click on the links below. Please contact your veterinarian immediately if you have any concerns about your pet’s health.
Kennel Cough Fact Sheet
URI FACT SHEET