Longview, TX — The Humane Society of Northeast Texas has shut it doors as a precaution after an adopted puppy died.
Shelter Officials tell KETK the cause of death is unknown but wanted to protect the public and other animals at the shelter until further tests come back.
The worse case scenario would be the dog tests positive for distemper.
Christine Kerr, Interim Executive Director for the shelter, tells KETK no animal has been put down at this time. The shelter is waiting on the test results and if the tests are positive for distemper then each animal will be handled on a case by case basis.
The Maude Cobb Center has been set up as a temporary shelter for animals coming in until the Humane Society is able to reopen.
If you believe your animal is at the shelter Kerr says you can bring a current shot record and a picture of your animal and it will be released to you.