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Quarantined rescue dog escapes Bridgeville area home

INCONVENIENCE. NO WORD YET ON WHEN THEY WILL REOP.EN A RESCUE DOG POSSIBLY INFECTED WITH RABIES IS ON THE LOOSE. THE THREE-YEAR-OLD MIDXE BREED DOG WAS PLACED UNDER A SPECIAL ORDER OF QUARANTINE AFTER BEING EXPOSETOD RABIES FROM ANOTHER ANIMAL. IT WAS IN A GROUP O34F DOGS AND ONE CAT RESCUED AND FLOWN TO THE U.S. ON NEJU 10. HEALTH DEPARTMENT REMIND

Quarantined rescue dog escapes Bridgeville area home

The escaped dog was quarantined after a dog with whom she was rescued tested positive for rabies.

A rescue dog who was possibly exposed to rabies escaped a Bridgeville area home on Thursday, June 24.The dog, a 3-year-old mixed breed named Amelia, has shown no signs of rabies but was placed under a special order of quarantine by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture after a dog with whom she was rescued tested positive for rabies.There is an ongoing investigation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to determine if the other animals develop rabies.Amelia was in a group of 34 dogs and one cat rescued in Azerbaijan and flown to the U.S. on June 10. Eight of the dogs were sent to foster homes in Allegheny County. Amelia is described as sandy-colored, short-legged, skittish and having cropped ears and tail. She weighs about 25 lbs.The Health Department reminds the public that they should never approach or try to capture a stray dog. If you encounter Amelia or any other loose dog, call 911, your local animal control or the state Department of Agriculture at 717-443-1199.

A rescue dog who was possibly exposed to rabies escaped a Bridgeville area home on Thursday, June 24.

The dog, a 3-year-old mixed breed named Amelia, has shown no signs of rabies but was placed under a special order of quarantine by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture after a dog with whom she was rescued tested positive for rabies.

There is an ongoing investigation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to determine if the other animals develop rabies.

Amelia was in a group of 34 dogs and one cat rescued in Azerbaijan and flown to the U.S. on June 10. Eight of the dogs were sent to foster homes in Allegheny County.

Amelia is described as sandy-colored, short-legged, skittish and having cropped ears and tail. She weighs about 25 lbs.

The Health Department reminds the public that they should never approach or try to capture a stray dog. If you encounter Amelia or any other loose dog, call 911, your local animal control or the state Department of Agriculture at 717-443-1199.