Emergency Distemper

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Stray Rescue of St. Louis is an organization that has been saving animals lives for over 20 years and a staple in the community rescuing tens of thousands of abused and strayed animals. But as any shelter in America, diseases can pose a threat to even the best of the best.

On Saturday, October 29th Stray Rescue of St. Louis had multiple test results confirming that the shelter is experiencing an outbreak of distemper.

Distemper is a viral disease, which affects the gastrointestinal, respiratory, and central nervous systems in dogs. The canine distemper virus (CDV) causes the disease. It is highly contagious, and can be fatal. Vaccination against the virus is the best defense. The primary symptoms include high, reddened eyes, and a watery discharge from the nose and eyes. An infected dog will become lethargic and tired, and will usually become anorexic. Persistent coughing, vomiting, and diarrhea may also occur. In the later stages of the disease, the virus starts attacking the other systems of the dog’s body.

We’re taking every preventive measure and not accepting any rescues for the next 30 days while we give our facility the level of care needed as we identify quarantine and treat any dog at risk. Our team of adoption experts is reaching out to those who have adopted recently and are fostering.

The Bi-State Wildlife Hotline is warning parents and dog owners about a serious outbreak of distemper in several St. Louis communities caused by infected raccoons.

NOW WE NEED YOU MORE THAN EVER!

Stray Rescue has close to 400 animals in our care. In our efforts to test, isolate and treat our dogs, the costs will be devastating. We are hoping to raise $100k immediately to help us save our wonderful, loving canine victims.

As we Titer test the entire population, we hope the community will step up and foster or adopt low risk dogs. Medical foster homes are needed as well.

This will be so hard on us all and in true Stray Rescue spirit we will pull through and continue making miracles happen everyday. We need donations for this outbreak to become a miracle.

Check back often for updates!

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Stray Rescue of St. Louis

Stray Rescue's sole purpose is to rescue stray animals in need of medical attention, restore them to health, and place them in loving adoptive homes. Virtually all of the pets we save have been abused and neglected. As a no-kill organization, pets from Stray Rescue seem to understand that they have a second lease on life.

 
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