DE SOTO – All the animals that have been quarantined for weeks in the care of AHeinz57 Pet and Rescue have tested negative for canine brucellosis.
The dogs came to AHeinz in May after a confirmed case of the disease was reported by the Iowa Department of Agriculture. The case originated from Double G Kennels, a small dog commercial breeding facility in Marion County.
The small dogs were recently sold at a dispersal sale.
Brucellosis is a bacterial disease that can affect dogs and other species of animals. It is also a zoonotic disease, meaning an infected animal can transmit it to humans. The threat to most pet owners is considered very low. Dog breeders, veterinary staff and anyone who comes in contact with a positive or suspect dog may be at higher risk.