Dogs die from illness at NYC animal home

January 8, 2009 7:08:21 AM PST
Several dogs have died from a rare illness that forced a Brooklyn animal shelter to close for nearly a week. Animal Care & Control of New York City says the dogs at the Brooklyn shelter on Linden Boulevard are no longer in any danger from contracting the disease known as Strep Zoo. The shelter reopened Monday.

The shelter was closed last week. People who wanted to drop off or adopt dogs were directed to go to the agency's Manhattan location.

AC&C spokesman Richard Gentles says that all animals were given penicillin as a precaution.

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