Williamson animal shelter to resume adoptions - WSMV Channel 4

Williamson animal shelter to resume adoptions

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Adoptions will resume at the Williamson County Animal Control and Adoption Center on Friday after no more dogs showed signs of distemper.

All dogs were quarantined due to the outbreak of the illness two weeks ago, according to shelter Director Doug Brightwell.

Brightwell said before the distemper was officially diagnosed, a litter of puppies was sent to a rescue. None of the puppies tested positive for the illness.

Brightwell explained that puppies and dogs with no exposure to distemper are most at risk for developing the disease.

The Animal Control facility already had specific steps that were followed if a distemper case was suspected. Brightwell said sick animals are kept in isolation.

Outside adoption events will resume Wednesday, Brightwell said. Animals were still taken in during the quarantine, he added.

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