Athens-Limestone Animal Shelter closed due to deadly sickness

Athens-Limestone Animal Shelter Closed

LIMESTONE COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - Adoptions at an animal shelter in Limestone County are halted until further notice.

A Facebook post from the Friends of Athens-Limestone Animal Shelter Volunteer Team says a highly contagious and deadly sickness is going around the shelter, causing them to close.

IMPORTANT INFO-SHELTER CLOSED The shelter is closed for adoptions and unvaccinated owner turn ins until further notice....

Posted by Friends of Athens-Limestone Animal Shelter Volunteer Team on Wednesday, December 19, 2018

The shelter says no adoptions can be made until they know they are in the clear.

There is no word yet on exactly what disease is involved, but the shelter says it is fatal. They have lost several animals to the disease already.

There are still animals, however, that have not been exposed that can be adopted. The shelter says they have many vaccinated dogs that have been safe in foster homes for months.

They are urging people to adopt those animals in foster homes, to clear up room at the shelter while they clean for the disease.

Wanna help? Here are some dogs in foster homes that have been in foster homes for while now. These dogs need rescue or...

Posted by Friends of Athens-Limestone Animal Shelter Volunteer Team on Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Anyone with questions about adoptions can contact the shelter at 256-771-7889.

The shelter also has a list of items that could help as crews clean the shelter. Among the most needed items are puppy food, wet dog food, gowns, storage bins, dog toys, and baby door gates.

We just updated our Amazon wish list wishlist with items we will need to help us get thru our shelter shut down. We are...

Posted by Friends of Athens-Limestone Animal Shelter Volunteer Team on Thursday, December 20, 2018

WAFF will keep you updated on this situation and update this story with more information as it becomes available.

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