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SPCA Locations Reopen Following Distemper Outbreak


Dog in a box with a woman at an adoption center. | Image by M_a_y_a, Getty Images

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After closing due to a distemper outbreak — a highly contagious and potentially fatal disease in dogs — the SPCA of Texas has finally re-opened the Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center in Dallas for animal adoptions.

The center re-opened Thursday and has resumed normal adoption hours. Volunteering has also resumed. However, the shelter has announced it will not take in any new animals.

The SPCA of Texas paused adoptions on June 8 due to the outbreak. The North Texas-based animal-welfare agency later extended the pause as more positive cases were discovered.

Due to a positive distemper outbreak in other locations, the following will remain closed until further notice.

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