ODESSA, Texas (Nexstar) – Odessa Police are warning the public of a distemper outbreak at its facilities.
Police say some animals at its facility have been exposed to distemper after taking in a dog that had the virus. Protocols have been put in place to eradicate the virus, according to a release.
Animals inside OPD’s facility have been quarantined and isolated in a separate building to identify if any are currently carrying the virus, police say.
Symptoms of distemper include fever, eye and nasal discharge, lethargy, loss of appetite, sneezing, coughing, vomiting, diarrhea and involuntary twitches.
Pet owners are asked to look out for the signs and symptoms of parvo and distemper and to get animals vaccinated to help prevent the spread of the disease.