A Chicago-area shelter has halted all dog adoptions after eight animals died of pneumonia, according to US News & World Report.

PAWS animal shelter in Tinley Park temporarily stopped taking in and adopting out dogs this month in response to the outbreak.

Veterinarian John Coyne of Midwest Animal Hospital in Orland Park has been treating the dogs at PAWS. He says the shelter will likely remain closed another week as it undergoes an intense disinfecting.

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