Western PA Humane Society clear of distemper


PITTSBURGH - After being closed to dog intake since June due to a Canine Distemper Virus outbreak, the Western PA Humane Society is clear of the virus and has opened its doors to the public for dog surrenders. 

As a courtesy to local shelters who may have experienced an unexpected influx of dogs due to its intake closure, the Western PA Humane Society has reached out to the Animal Rescue League, Animal Friends and the Beaver County Humane Society and offered to pick up dogs.

Executive Director David Janusek is confident that the Western PA Humane Society has taken every precaution possible to ensure that CDV is no longer present in the facility. 

"Virtually every square inch of our building  -- especially kennels and dog holding  areas--  has been sanitized and disinfected,"  he said.  "We've also decontaminated the training areas, classrooms, clinic, the perimeter of the building and parking lots. Our primary concern is the health and safety of the dogs in our care."

Adult dogs adopted from the Western PA Humane Society have all their age-appropriate vaccines, a heartworm test, flea treatment/prevention application; deworming medication and an AVID Microchip implant.

The Western PA Humane Society is located on Pittsburgh's North Shore.

Surrender hours are Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.