Dogs suffering from an upper respiratory illness at the Humane Society of Washington County seem to be responding favorably to antibiotics, the humane society's executive director said Friday.
Paul Miller said he won't know for certain whether the dogs are out of the woods, however, until a veterinarian checks them out next week.
The illness prompted humane society officials to stop adopting dogs late last month, Miller said. Hopefully, the kennel will reopen in less than a week so dog adoptions can resume, he said. Cats remain adoptable.
"Somewhere in late April, we started seeing dogs with upper respiratory issues without the kennel cough," Miller said. "It spread fairly quickly throughout the kennel."