HSNEGA update

The Gainesville-based Humane Society of Northeast Georgia (HSNEGA) continues to grapple with an outbreak of disease that has taken the lives of at least 14 animals so far. Five days ago, officials announced that it would be closed to the public because some of their animals had tested positive for distemper and parvovirus. HSNEGA temporarily closed to public 97.5 Glory FM | North Georgia’s Family Radio Station (wgtjradio.com)

In the meantime, a Facebook posting says the community is rallying behind the organization as it deals with the situation:

“We are so grateful for our generous community as we focus on the safety and wellbeing of our animals. Our team is working around the clock to treat animals who are ill, keep our healthy pets active and happy, and continuously clean the facility.

We are calling on you to please support our animals in the following areas:

🐾 Donations of cleaning supplies including bleach, laundry detergent and trash bags.

🐾 Donations of towels, blankets and sheets to keep our pets comfortable.

🐾 Monetary donations to help us provide treatment and medication to animals who are ill.

🐾 You may also shop our Amazon wishlist https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/37NLL2WVA3402…

Donations may be dropped off in the bin at our shelter. Thank you for your ongoing support of our animals and mission. We couldn’t do it without you!”

In addition, the Forsyth Humane Society recently donated monoclonal antibodies for treatment of the animals that are ill.