LC4 takes precautionary steps to keep the flu out of the shelter

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TOLEDO, Ohio (13abc Action News) - In the wake of the recent canine influenza outbreak, Lucas County Canine Care and Control (LC4) is taking precautionary steps to keep the virus out of the shelter.

Starting Friday, all the dogs brought into the shelter will be vaccinated on arrival, and all the dogs already in the shelter’s care will be vaccinated as well, according to Lucas County’s Public Information Officer Josh Thurston.

Thurston says there are no Canine Influenza cases in the shelter’s care at this time.

LC4 employees are staying proactive by isolating dogs as necessary and disinfecting the facility regularly.

Those who wish to visit the shelter must be conscientious of the new systems in place to keep the dogs safe.

Thurston has confirmed that the Howl-O-Ween event planned for this Sunday is still happening from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

That event, however, will not include a pet costume contest as originally scheduled.

People who were planning on bringing their pets are asked to leave them at home.