(CBS) — The PAWS facility in southwest suburban Tinley Park and the has been shut down because of dog flu and the Chicago Animal Care and Control facility has also been affected..
Chicago Animal Control shut down adoptions on Friday after learning 21 dogs at the facility tested positive. All are undergoing treatment and the rest are quarantined.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Cooler Trend Next Week After Quiet Weekend
CACC is working with a veterinary team from the University of Wisconsin, and the building, at 2741 S. Western Av., is undergoing deep cleaning.
CACC Director Sandra Alfred is asking those thinking about bringing a dog to the facility to hold off, if possible.
“We have had adoptions at CACC nearly every single day of the year for at least the last ten years, and we intend to resume adoptions as soon as it is safely possible to do so,” Alfred said.
While CACC is still transferring some dogs to other agencies, that is being done at a pace that is slower than the usual.READ MORE: Protesters Hold 'Healing Circle' At Site Where Adam Toledo Was Shot And Killed By Police; 'Our Presence Is A Form Of Resistance'
The PAWS shelter confirms there are 35 confirmed cases of dog flu at the location. The first case of a sick dog was three to four days ago.
PAWS is expected to stay close for at least another 10 days.