LMAS Installs Barriers At Manslick To Stem Disease Spread

by Rick Howlett on November 10, 2011

With some help from the private sector, Louisville Metro Animal Services is upgrading its Manslick Road facility to help stop the spread of distemper and other diseases.

Workers have been installing dozens of plastic barriers between the chain-link canine kennel runs at Manslick.

MAS Director Justin Scally says the barriers will prevent dogs from spreading disease through nose-to-nose contact.

“As the municipal animal shelter for Louisville Metro, we take in everything that is brought to us, and so there may be an animal that has symptoms of distemper that’s brought in. There may be an animal that’s brought in that has kennel cough. Our responsibility is that we keep it under control,” Scally said.

The Manslick facility has been battling several cases of contagious disease in recent months.

The barriers, which cost about $30 per sheet, were purchased and installed with the help of Brown-Forman Corporation and the non-profit SPOT Fund.

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