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MAS closing temporary animal shelter

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Metro Animal Services has closed its temporary shelter.

The agency says it will reopen the Manslick Road location instead, but only for emergency situations -- the public will not be able to drop off unwanted animals there. That facility was shut down in mid-September after an outbreak of distemper and upper respiratory illnesses.

At the time, MAS Director Justin Scally told WDRB that, since June, they had dealt with an estimated number of 10 cases of distemper and more than 20 cases of upper respiratory illnesses.

To prevent the diseases from spreading, they set up the temporary intake facility next to their Animal House Adoption Center.

Scally says any new animals that come into the Manslick shelter will go through an intake exam.

A separate isolation area will be used if the animal shows signs of illness in an effort to keep other animals safe.

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