Rescue dogs quarantined by the RSPCA

The RSPCA rescue centre in Martlesham, Suffolk has had to postpone re-homing any dogs due to an outbreak of Kennel Cough, also known as ‘infectious bronchitis’. The disease is highly contagious for dogs, though other animals such as cats are not affected.

The dogs have had to go into quarantine for several weeks until the illness passes.

Infectious bronchitis affects the dog’s respiratory system, and causes the animal to suffer from a dry cough. It can also be fatal if the dog is quite weak. Affected dogs are also known to go off their food and develop a temperature.

The rescue centre was planning an open day on September 7th, but that has been postponed now until October 5th.