Animal Shelter Closes Dog Kennel Over Illness Concerns

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP): A central Indiana animal shelter has closed its dog kennel and is awaiting test results after two dogs died and more than a dozen others became ill with respiratory troubles.
 
Madison County Humane Society manager Carla Condon said Friday the Anderson shelter is hoping to know early next week whether the dogs have been infected with a canine influenza virus.
 
Condon says that veterinarians from Purdue University took blood samples from dogs at the shelter on Wednesday.  A year-old husky and an 8-month-old terrier mix both died at the shelter in the past week.
 
Condon says the shelter has received numerous donations of money to help pay veterinarian bills and cleaning supplies for workers to use.