Shiloh is in his foster home

#13 Shiloh

Shiloh is a 14-month old sable, rough collie who is being surrendered by her family because they feel she would be better in a home that can give her more attention. They both work full-time and have a toddler that takes up their time.  

Shiloh chews, so she is crated when left alone and overnight. She is housebroken and loose when her family is home.

She is spayed and UTD on shots, but due at the end of June. She is MDR1 positive and is getting a shot for heartworm every six months, also due end of June.

Shiloh is very kid friendly, great with 2-year-old. Good with other dogs, unsure about cats. Has been shy around an aggressive cat.

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Spencer adoption

#6 Spencer

Spencer has been adopted and will be living in Minnesota. Spencer was surrendered because his family did not have the time to give him the attention he deserves. Spencer’s new mom and dad are retired so he’ll get lots of love and he has new senior collie brother to hang with. So happy for this sweet boy!

Four puppies

Four puppies came in from a farm near Eau Galle, Wis. A litter of 12, these were the ones that were left that he couldn’t seem to sell.

Mary names them: Shamrock / Colleen / Bridget / Brianna. Terry transported them on the back of her van, and they proceeded to throw up. I met her at the vet to transport two of them to foster homes. They were getting a spray bath, weighed and first set of shots. 

Three have been adopted.

Here’s a picture of Shamrock in his new home

They all looked pretty much the same. They have grown already and are going to be big doggies!

Spencer and Duke

Spencer

Ten-year-old Spencer and 3-year-old Duke have been picked up and taken to their foster homes. Spencer to St. Cloud and Duke to south of Milwaukee. They were surrendered because their owners were losing the help they had in caring for them.

Duke (center)

 

Both rode really well in the car and are as sweet as can be. Duke has the Farrah Fawcett look down pat.

DATCP Quarantines Animal Shelters and Adopted Dogs due to Canine Brucellosis

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) confirms that two dogs in Wisconsin have tested positive for canine brucellosis. Due to exposure to the source of the infection, several animal shelters and private homes that adopted the exposed dogs have been placed under quarantine.

Background

A national rescue organization imported a group of dogs from South Korea to Canada. Some of these dogs were then imported to Wisconsin with proper documentation. After the dogs were in Wisconsin, it was discovered that one of the dogs that had died in Canada tested positive for canine brucellosis. DATCP contacted the rescue organization who provided the names of the shelters where the dogs had been sent. DATCP learned that the majority of the dogs had been adopted, and notified adopters and shelters that still had the dogs that testing for canine brucellosis was needed. As a result of those tests, two were confirmed positive.

Current Situation

Quarantines are in place for locations that had exposed dogs and will be removed when test results are confirmed negative. The dogs must be tested at least two more times with 30-45 days between tests.

For the two dogs confirmed positive, one dog was euthanized and the other is under a life-long quarantine. Under this type of quarantine, an owner can only move the dog for veterinary care after informing the district state veterinarian.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine is organizing a separate quarantine facility for exposed dogs so that shelters can remove animals, clean and disinfect their facility, and return to operations. All shelters that removed animals will remain under quarantine until cleaning and disinfection are complete.

Next Steps

Veterinarians
Veterinarians are the first line of defense for diagnosing, treating, and preventing this disease from spreading. If a client presents a dog exposed to canine brucellosis, it is important to ensure you are using basic biosecurity practices. More information about standard precautions are available from the National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians at http://www.nasphv.org/documentsCompendiaVet.html.

Please continue to be aware of exposure to any diseases for animals you are treating and follow proper precautions and biosecurity. Learn more about the disease at https://datcp.wi.gov/Pages/Programs_Services/CanineBrucellosis.aspx.

Shelters
Animal shelters should follow proper biosecurity by isolating new animals in their facility for 30 days. While there is no vaccine to prevent canine brucellosis, shelters should only receive dogs that are known to be brucellosis-free. Newly acquired dogs should be tested, quarantined for 30 days, and re-tested before being introduced to the kennel.

Adopters
Dogs testing negative will be released from quarantine. However, should the dog develop signs of illness later, adopters should make their veterinarian aware of the previous exposure to canine brucellosis. Based on the dog’s health and immune system, it could take months or years before the disease develops. A veterinarian will decide what symptoms may require further testing.

Public Health Impact

There is the potential for canine brucellosis to be transmitted to humans. More information is available from the Department of Health Services at https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/disease/brucellosis.htm.

Contact

If you have questions, contact:

Division of Animal Health
(608) 224-4889

#4 Chance

Chance is a 1-year-old sable collie being surrendered because the 4-year-old child in the home has taken to hitting him and although they have tried everything to get him to stop, they want Chance to feel safe in his home.  

They got him as a puppy and he loves his family, including the 4-year-old and new baby, and loves their other dog. He loves snuggling and is very eager to please. He is house-trained and crate trained and should be crated when left alone/overnight because he is a chewer and has destroyed the boy’s toys (so maybe that’s why he hits him).

We just picked him up this morning and he’s pretty cute. Has a dark muzzle, which is adorable.