Lufkin's Kurth Memorial Animal Shelter to remain closed through Thursday

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - The Kurth Memorial Animal Shelter will stay closed until Thursday in order to prevent the possible spread of canine distemper.

The Lufkin shelter closed on Tuesday after three of their dogs tested positive for the virus. They plan to reopen Friday after a reevaluation is completed Thursday night.

"We are now working to thoroughly sanitized the facility and monitor the health of all animals in the shelter," said Animal Control Director, Aaron Ramsey.

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The shelter recommends that all dog owners be on the look out for symptoms of canine distemper and to ensure that their dogs are up to date on all their vaccinations.

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