Below is a notice from the Animal Refuge Leage of Greater Portland concerning the closing of their dog kennels:
Please be aware that ARL has voluntarily closed
its dog kennels until March 12th 2010 due to
virus. We have one confirmed case of
the virus in a puppy that became sick in a foster
care setting. As a precaution our kennels are
in quarantine. At this time we are not accepting
surrendered dogs, nor will we have dogs available
Currently, all dogs in the shelter are healthy and not showing any signs of illness. We will re-open for dog adoptions and relinquishments on March 12, 2010. Please note that we are making arrangements for stray dogs. Please call if you have found or lost a dog and notify your animal control officer.
This virus is not contagious to other species
of animals. The shelter is still open, and many
cats, kittens, and various small animals are
anxiously waiting for your loving home.
For more information please call the ARLGP at 207.854.9771 .