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SAUKVILLE, Wis(AP) — The Wisconsin Humane Society has stopped accepting dogs from the public and is transferring animals to other shelters while investigating the source of bacteria that caused staff to euthanize two dogs. An 11-year-old Pomeranian and a 1-year-old Shepherd mix were euthanized Wednesday after testing positive for “strep zoo” at the humane society’s Ozaukee campus, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported The dogs were housed in the same ward and put in an isolation unit once symptoms aroseThey were treated with oral antibiotics but had no improvement. One of the dogs was at the Milwaukee campus before being transferred to OzaukeeAuthorities are encouraging people to wait to surrender dogs or to take them to the Racine or Green Bay facilities. However, it’s not an outbreak so the public doesn’t need to worry about their pets, said Angela Speed, a spokeswoman for the humane society. Most Read StoriesMan who accused Ed Murray of sexual abuse found dead in Auburn motel  WATCHAfter 911 calls and a lockdown at Highline College, police find 'zero evidence' of a shooting  VIEWWith work permits in limbo, spouses of H-1B visa holders worry they’ll lose jobsSnow in Seattle? Freezing temperatures? 'Be ready for it'King County Republican chair criticized after telling gun-control advocate 'Do not ever contact me again'Sale! Save up to 90% on subscriptions!Strep zoo is different from dog flu and canine coughThe respiratory illness can cause coughing, nasal discharge, vomiting, labored breathing and coughing bloodIt’s spread through the air, bodily fluids and contaminated surfacesThe illness can’t be prevented with a vaccine, but can be treated with antibiotics if it’s caught early. These are the Wisconsin Humane Society’s first cases of strep zooThe humane society is working with University of Wisconsin experts and other shelters that have dealt with strep zoo. The Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County stopped taking dogs for several weeks in 2008 after seven died from the illness. ___ Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, http://www.jsonline.com The Associated Press Next StoryPart of I-94 in Michigan named for chief killed in crash Previous StoryJohnson’s childhood dream took focus, work // PROD-1622 Outbrain AB Test // Have to disable outbrain from running at this point based on optimizely test booleans (function() { if ( SEATIMESCO.hasOwnProperty('outbrain') && SEATIMESCO.outbrain.hasOwnProperty('enabled') && SEATIMESCO.outbrain.enabled === false ) { var outbrain = null; outbrain = document.querySelector('.OUTBRAIN[data-widget-id="AR_6"]'); if (outbrain !== null ) { outbrain.parentNode.removeChild(outbrain); } } })(); Contact Newsroom staff list FAQ Contact form About the company Seattle Restaurant Week Newspapers in Education Fund for the Needy Employment Historical Archives Pulitzers Company information Permissions Seattle Times Store Advertise Classifieds Autos Homes Obituary Jobs Media Kit Advertise with Us Subscriber Services Subscribe Activate Account Manage Subscription Place Temporary Hold Report Delivery Issue Make a Payment Print Replica Today’s Front Page Facebook Twitter RSS Feeds Newsletters Mobile Apps Subscribe

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