For the first time ever on Bonaire, according to the Shelter staff, there is an epidemic of the virus, Distemper. More than 50 dogs already have been identified with the deadly virus. It affects young dogs and older dogs which haven’t been vaccinated against the disease and is extremely contagious. Symptoms are runny noses and eyes, not eating, diarrhea and paralysis, which may lead to death. If you haven’t already please get your animals vaccinated against this horrible virus.