Ringworm outbreak at shelter infects eighteen adoptable pets

An October ringworm outbreak at the shelter has left eighteen of our twenty-one adoptable pets infected. Infected pets include:

Alameda Adriano (adopted after infection) Acosta Aguafria SilverBelle ChiangMai Siobhan Wasabe Lambert Fantasia Doolittle Melinda Six unnamed leMutte puppies

This leaves only Cupid (who is on “longtimers discount”), Surat (currently on “adoption pending”), and Zorro uninfected.

All of these pets (except, of course, Adriano, since he’s already with his new owner) entered treatment on Monday, November 1.

It is important to understand that ringworm is nothing to be afraid of. It is, in fact, even less serious of an infection than athlete’s foot or those mushrooms in your lawn. Stay tuned for a blog about ringworm and why it’s nothing to fear.

Weekly Update for the week of October 24, 2010

Clockwise from upper left: Doolittle, Fantasia, Surat, Chili

Two female kittens were listed Tuesday 10/26 from a feral TNR operation, Fantasia and Doolittle.

In addition, a male Siamese mix adult, Surat, was listed Tuesday 10/26.

Finally, Chili, a chihuahua mix, was listed Saturday 10/30.

Ten other cats and another dog remain adoptable. For the latest updates on them, visit our Cats and Dogs pages.