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Humane Animal Welfare Society separates dogs due to cases of Canine Brucellosis

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Posted at 11:19 AM, Mar 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-29 12:19:16-04

WAUKESHA — The Humane Animal Welfare Society has voluntarily separated 24 dogs from the rest of its population due to a case of Canine Brucellosis found in Wisconsin.

None of the dogs at HAWS have tested positive for the disease, and it is just for precautionary reasons, according to a news release.

“HAWS is enacting this separation protocol as a measure of high precaution in response to a low risk situation," HAWS Executive Director Lynn Olenik said in the release.

Canine Brucellosis is transmitted through breeding and can infect humans, although it is unlikely. The disease can cause infertility in male and female dogs and is most common with mature dogs. For more information on the disease, click here.

The unaffected dogs and all other animals are still up for adoption at HAWS now.