W.Va. shelter tries to save dogs after outbreak

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Kanawha-Charleston Animal Shelter has dropped plans to euthanize dozens of dogs following a distemper outbreak.

Media outlets report that the Kanawha- Charleston Humane Association decided Thursday to try and save as many dogs as possible. The decision came during an emergency meeting.

The shelter will remain closed for at least two weeks.

There are 96 dogs at the shelter. They'll be examined by a veterinarian to determine which are healthy and which might need to be euthanized.

Officials say the outbreak started when a stray animal came in that was infected with distemper and passed it on to other dogs.

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