Arizona Humane Society looking for foster homes for animals recovered from Mesa

PHOENIX (FOX 10) -- More than a dozen animals rescued from a home in Mesa, including a rabbit, have been diagnosed with ringworm, and the Arizona Humane Society is doing its best to bring them back to health.

The organization is now reaching out to the community, with hopes of getting people to foster the animals.

The cages that the animals are in are covered by sheets because they want to make sure they're not making contact with other dogs in the shelter.

Ringworm is very contagious, and it is usually common in young cats, but the disease can be spread from animal to animal, animal to human and human to human. As such, it is imperative to be careful.

"Have to be very careful in a shelter environment that we're not spreading the disease," said one person. "Protective equipment, booties, and gowns we can wear."

The Humane Society is looking for foster help, providing all the necessary support and training to make sure these furry friends get back to help.

"It's an extensive treatment," said one person. "Eight to 12 weeks, twice a week, sulfur-sipped baths and oral medication."

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