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Area Pet Owners Worry About Recent Outbreak of Distemper

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A recent outbreak of the distemper virus in several raccoons in the western section of Gainesville and Alachua County has a lot of pet owners worried. WUFT-FM’s Junior Skepple spoke to some experts about the importance of having animals immunized against the virus.

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