Bonnie L. Hays Shelter reopens dog adoption program –

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The Bonnie L. Hays Small Animal Shelter has reopened its dog adoption program today, after temporarily halting the program since Thursday.

The shelter staff closed the program for a few days after several dogs came down with an upper respiratory infection, kind of like a canine cold. The shelter staff wanted to administer medications to the sick dogs and make sure the infections didn’t spread.

“The dogs that had been under the weather responded wonderfully to the antibiotics, and are wagging their tails, waiting for their new homes,” says Deborah Wood, manager of animal services for Washington County.

Dogs that seem to be fully recovered are now up for adoption. Others are still being treated, and those that were exposed to the illness but haven’t shown symptoms are being evaluated and will be up for adoption later this week.

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