So many things have had to be put on the back burner since the canine flu epidemic has surrounded all of Chicagoland. Yesterday it was announce that there was going to be a pet memorial this weekend at the Springbrook Two Bostons location. Unfortunately for all the individuals that were looking forward to doing something special in the name of the their lost pet, the Two Bostons Pet Memorial Service and the planned contribution to Lizzie’s Fund (a part of the Naperville Area Humane Society or NAHS) has been postponed until the Canine Flu has been extinguished in the area. In fact, all of the Two Bostons events have been postponed in order to keep our doggies safe and sound and out of harm’s way.
Lisa Spaeth, Events Director and Content Coordinator for Two Bostons Pet Boutique is doing all she can to alert the public about all of the Two Bostons events. The new date for the Pet Memorial Service will be some time in September of this year. They were saddened to have to put this at bay, but did not want the possibility of spreading a disease that could take even more canines away from us.
Earlier this month, DuPage County Animal Care and Control, located at 421 North County Farm Road in Wheaton, Illinois, put out a News Release, posted to their website, tweeted a message and posted on Facebook that they were available to provide Canine Influenza Vaccinations. They want to keep all dogs in the area safe due to the headlines about the thousands of cases of Canine Influenza in and around Chicago proper.
At that time there were no confirmed cases of the disease in the DuPage County area at the DuPage County Animal Care and Control (DCACC) Agency. Despite that fact, they were acting out of precaution to avoid the same type of situation as was happening in Chicago.
DCACC is in contact with the Chicago Animal Care & Control; monitoring the number of cases of canine flu that have come about. They want to minimize the risk in our area.
According to the news release previously posted: Canine influenza virus is an airborne pathogen that is spread to other dogs that come into direct contact with contaminated dogs or contaminated objects. Canine influenza is not transmissible from dog to human. Symptoms of canine influenza include cough, runny nose and fever. For more information about Canine Influenza including recognizing symptoms, treatment and prevention visit: • American Veterinary Medical Association website: https://www.avma.org/public/PetCare/Pages/CanineInfluenza.aspx • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website: www.cdc.gov/flu/canine