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Hillsborough shelter virus controlled, dogs available for adoption

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Operations at Hillsborough County animal shelter are returning to normal after a two-week hold on dog adoptions. Operations at Hillsborough County animal shelter are returning to normal after a two-week hold on dog adoptions.
TAMPA, FL (WFLA) - Here's some good news for those of you who want to add a pet to your family. Operations at Hillsborough County animal shelter are returning to normal after a two-week hold on dog adoptions.

The shelter had put dog adoptions on hold after some dogs were diagnosed with  a flu-like canine virus. On Friday, Hillsborough County Animal Services and University of Florida Dr. Cynda Crawford announced that the virus is under control.

Related: Hillsborough shelter shutdown affects animal agencies

The shelter will have dozens of healthy, freshly-groomed dogs ready for adoption beginning Saturday, Nov. 16. The shelter will also offer a special reduced adoption fee of $20 for all dogs, puppies, cats and kittens. This fee covers an initial checkup, micro chipping, vaccinations, rabies, tag, spaying and spaying/neutering.
  • Hillsborough County Animal Services is located at 440 N. Falkenburg Rd. in Tampa
  • Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • The shelter is open seven days a week
  • Animals can be viewed at www.HillsboroughCounty.org/AnimalServices
  • Adoption applications must be filled out at the shelter
  • For more information, call Hillsborough County Animal Services at (813) 744-5660

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