Dog news retrieval: deadly virus and homelessness strike dogs

Lawrence Humane Society announced Wednesday Executive Director Dori Villalon will step down at the end of November. Villalon was named executive director in 2011 and says it is the right time for her to move on and let new leadership take the organization to the next level.

Across the United States a new virus, called circovirus, is infecting dogs. According to NBC News, there is no vaccine and if left untreated, the disease has the potential to be deadly. It is important to visit your veterinarian for immediate attention if your dog exhibits any of these symptoms.

Earlier this month, “Operation Chihuahua Airlift,” a project to relieve the overpopulation of Chihuahuas in West Coast shelters, flew Chihuahuas from San Francisco to New York. According to the New York Post, Chihuahua’s are one of the most regularly abandoned breed of dogs. r

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