A three-year-old Siberian husky has had quite the run of bad luck. Haruki arrived to the Carson Animal Care Center on June 14 after he had been “sprayed by a skunk.” None of the dog’s medical notes have indicated any puncture or bite wounds requiring a lengthy quarantine, however officials at the shelter have labeled the dog’s encounter with the skunk as “Wildlife Exposure” – therefore requiring the dog to be quarantined for the next six months and not allowed to leave his kennel until December 16, 2017.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
“Dogs with up-to-date rabies vaccinations should be re-vaccinated immediately, kept under the owner’s control, and observed for 45 days. Any illness in an isolated or confined animal should be reported immediately to the local health department. If signs suggestive of rabies develop, the animal should be euthanized and the head shipped for testing.”
“Un-vaccinated dogs, cats, and ferrets exposed to a rabid animal should be euthanized immediately. If the owner is unwilling to have this done, the animal should be placed in strict isolation for 6 months. Rabies vaccine should be administered to the animal upon entry into isolation or 1 month before release to comply with preexposure vaccination recommendations. No USDA biologics are licensed for postexposure prophylaxis of previously unvaccinated domestic animals, and evidence exists that the use of vaccine alone will not reliably prevent the disease in these animals. Animals with expired vaccinations need to be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.”
#A5078002 My name is HARUKI and I’m an approximately 3 year old male Siberian Husky. I am already neutered. I have been at the Carson Animal Care Center since 6/14. I will be available on 12/18. You can visit me at my temporary home at C118.
🔹Siber. Husky 🔹 AGE:3 years
🔹 Male (N) 🔹 ARRIVED:6/14
🔹 AVAILABLE ON: 12/18
🔹 Carson Shelter – 310-523-9566
A Facebook page for Haruki can be followed here. This dog needs a hero to help him get freed. Share his plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. Attached is his video. It is heartbreaking to watch this social boy pining away in a small kennel. Please share his story and help find a hero for Haruki.
“Although Haruki may have been picked up as a stray, since he had been neutered previous to his arrival at the shelter, one has to think he probably had been vaccinated against rabies. Not only that, but the dog has no notes he was ever bitten or scratched,” stated one animal advocate about the alleged unfair quarantine.
(Photos and video of shelter dog sprayed by skunk courtesy of Saving Carson Shelter Dogs)
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