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Gwinnett County animal shelter pausing dog intakes, adoptions

By AccessWDUN Staff

An animal shelter in Gwinnett County has paused all dog intakes and adoptions until Jan. 19 to protect against a canine viral infection.

The Bill Atkinson Animal Welfare Center is aiming to protect against canine influenza type H3N2.

According to a report from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the virus is similar to kennel cough but spreads faster. Symptoms of the virus include coughing, sneezing, nasal discharge, labored breathing, lethargy and a decreased appetite.

Gwinnett County reportedly coordinated with the Georgia Department of Agriculture before suspending the intakes and adoptions.

The shelter at 884 Winder Highway in Lawrenceville will continue to accept and adopt out cats. The shelter will also continue to accept injured dogs.

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