Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley Needs the Public’s Help to Combat Distemper Uptick

The Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley (ASCMV) asks the public for help in combating canine distemper by reducing the number of animals brought to the ASCMV. Canine distemper has been increasing in the U.S. since 2021, and the ASCMV has seen a dramatic rise in the number of ASCMV animals with distemper. Residents are asked not to relinquish unwanted pets or strays at the ASCMV or to Animal Control officers and instead make every attempt to rehome the animal themselves to prevent that animal from contracting distemper or bringing it to the ASCMV. The ASCMV should be the absolute last
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