Clayton County Animal Control facility tests negative for dog flu

The Clayton County Animal Control facility that had a dog flu scare earlier this week has tested negative for the virus.

The facility began testing for canine influenza and treating animals with antibiotics after a "possible health risk" was identified Monday. It closed all input and output of animals until it received test results from Athens.

Clayton County police said animal control will continue to administer the two-week doxycycline regimen to animals until it is completed.

The facility will reopen and resume normal hours Monday, police said.