Longview animal shelter closes while awaiting test on dog that died

Longview animal shelter closes while awaiting test on dog that died
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Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 10:29am

Longview’s animal shelter is taking in strays at the city’s rodeo arena pending medical results on a puppy that died shortly after arriving.

“It takes three days to get results, so we’re closed to the public until then,” said shelter Director Christine Kerr.

The shelter, which is run by the nonprofit Humane Society of Northeast Texas, will be accepting animals at the arena pens at the Longview Fairgrounds until it gets a green light from a veterinary medical examiner.

Kerr said Wednesday the shelter on Enterprise Street has received multiple phone calls asking whether the facility is stepping up euthanasia.

“No, no, nobody’s getting killed — nobody,” Kerr said. “We are not in a panic; we are not euthanizing.”

Kerr said the shelter is comfortably low of occupants. Adoptions of 204 animals set a record in September, and another 57 the first week of this month is keeping the animal population low.

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