Pet owners in the MWRA area affected by the "boil-water" order are being urged by the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals–Angell Animal Medical Center to also boil the water that they give to their pets.
Brian Adams, an MSPCA-Angell spokesman, said pet owners should take the same precautions for their pets as they do for themselves.
The extra precautions will help to ensure that fewer pets are negatively affected, he said.
Pet owners who believe their pet has fallen ill after drinking contaminated water should bring the animal to an emergency veterinary clinic, he said.
Animals currently under care at MSPCA animal care and adoption centers in the affected areas are being supplied with clean water until the crisis ends, Adams said.
Angell Medical Center is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Adams said. To reach the medical center by phone, call (617) 522 7282.
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