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Dogs available for adoption again at BARCS after quarantine lifted

Posted at 7:38 AM, Nov 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-29 11:22:32-05

Starting on Wednesday, dogs are available to adopt once again at BARCS. 

A few weeks ago, one of the dogs at the shelter tested positive for canine distemper which is a highly contagious disease passed between dogs. More than 100 dogs were tested, twice, and all those tests have come back negative, so now they're looking for there forever home.

BARCS said the quarantine did not affect adoptions for all animals. They said 300 animals were able to find a home during the quarantine. 

Dog intake is still limited because the shelter needs to find homes for the dogs that were under quarantine, 

“The sooner we are able to find homes for our dogs, the sooner we will be able to make an informed decision to open our intake to surrenders from community pet owners in need,” said BARCS Executive Director Jennifer Brause. “We hope that those wishing to bring a new family member home for the holidays will visit our shelter and save a life.”

Adoptions start at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday.