After an outbreak of distemper, the Humane Society of Gregg County had to close its doors, adopting or euthanizing all their remaining dogs. But today, not even a week later, the animal shelter is again filled with strays. The center re-opened Monday, and by Wednesday, was filled to capacity with new strays and unwanted pets. Workers now face a familiar problem, having no room for new animals, and only a short time to try and adopt the ones living there now.
Humane society workers are still encouraging people to come down and pick out a dog for adoption. However you won't be able to take it home for two weeks while they observe signs for distemper in the new animals.
Bob Hallmark, reporting.
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