Dallas – Like many shelters and boarding facilities across the region, Dallas Animal Services (DAS) has experienced an increase of canine upper respiratory infections (URI), including the canine influenza virus (CIV). To maximize lifesaving and minimize the spread of URI in the building, DAS and Friends of DAS are extending their offer to provide anyone who fosters an exposed large dog an $150 gift card, in addition to the supplies and medical care needed for their foster pet.

In November, DAS began working with the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine experts to build an ambitious plan to create a ‘clean break’ in its building and stop the spread of illness.

DAS is calling on North Texans to help the shelter find adoption, foster, or rescue placement for the remaining 188 exposed dogs in its care to fully stop the spread of illness. To incentivize Dallas area residents to provide a temporary home for exposed dogs, the next 80 high need dogs pulled by a foster or a rescue partner will come with a $150 Amazon gift card from Friends of DAS.

Anyone interested in adopting, fostering, or rescuing dogs from Dallas Animal Services should come to 1818 North Westmoreland Road from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, January 6, and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, January 7 and Sunday, January 8.

To learn more about #DoggyDistancing or the URI outbreak at DAS, please visit www.BeDallas90.org/uri.


For More Information Contact 

Marlo Clingman

Public Information Coordinator

Dallas Animal Services