2019-08-14

SHAID Tree Animal Shelter re-opens August 6

by Keith Corcoran

  • <p>FILE PHOTO</p><p>Cats at the SHAID Tree Animal Shelter in Whynotts Settlement in September 2018.</p>

The no-kill animal shelter in Whynotts Settlement re-opens to the public on August 6 at 11 a.m. after a month-long closure due to an outbreak of suspected Feline Distemper believed to have caused the death of six cats.

The SHAID Tree Animal Shelter made the announcement August 5 in an online social media post.

The cats and kittens at the Mullock Road facility that aren't currently in quarantine are available for adoption but the shelter isn't currently accepting new felines into the shelter yet as a precaution.

"It is very important that we follow this as we do not want to take any steps backwards," SHAID said in a message posted online.

Feline Distemper is a highly contagious viral disease that's life threatening to cats. The outbreak led to the shelter's indefinite closure, which started July 5. The charity has worked diligently since that time to disinfect the building of the virus.

"Thank you all for being so patient while we have been closed," SHAID said online.

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