The family medicine clinic at the Calgary Humane Society (CHS) has been closed and is now closed to the public due to a severe outbreak of canine diarrhea.
The CHS said they have received more than 400 calls about the outbreak since Sunday and the number has grown to about 1,500 by Monday morning.
In addition to the family medicine clinics, there are three other pet medicine clinics that are also closed and are still open for appointments.
CHS spokesperson Chris Williams says they’re not responding to every call and will continue to monitor the situation.
“This is a situation that we’re not seeing anywhere else in Alberta,” he said.
“There are a number of pet medicine businesses that are operating in Calgary and we have to be vigilant about these types of situations.”
In a news release, CHS CEO and president Tom Parson said the clinic is closed for the foreseeable future and will reopen when it reopens.
“We will work to make sure that we are able to serve the needs of the patients who need our services, including those who have pets,” Parson wrote.
The Calgary Humane Services has opened two new pet medicine offices and a veterinary clinic.
There are no other immediate plans to reopen the clinics.