FARMINGTON, N.M. (KRQE) – The Farmington Animal Shelter is halting some services after discovering an increase in canine distemper cases. It’s a highly contagious disease that attacks the respiratory, gastrointestinal, and nervous systems.

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To limit the spread, the animal shelter temporarily suspends taking in dogs, halting adoption, and closing adoption rooms to the public. They also implemented deep cleaning protocols.