Orange County Animal Services will not be accepting any new dogs into its facilities for the time being, in an effort to stem the spread of a contagious virus.

One case of canine pneumovirus, or “kennel cough,” was detected at the OCAS facility last week and more are expected to have contracted it at the time of this post, and as a result, they will not be accepting any new strays or surrendered dogs. Kennel cough is a respiratory virus that can result in fever, sneezing, and difficulty breathing.

Adoptions will still be available for the interim, as resident dogs have been kept separate from any of the animals that were already exposed.

Brendan O'Connor

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