The Saskatoon SPCA is dealing with an outbreak of a serious disease.

A case of canine distemper, a highly contagious and untreatable disease, has been confirmed in one of its dogs.

The SPCA euthanized 19 dogs because of the case with the rest of the dogs in its care being monitored for signs of the condition, such as high fever, loss of appetite, and vomiting.

The intake of new dogs to the shelter has been restricted and the SPCA has suspended adoptions until further notice.

All dogs at the shelter have been vaccinated for the illness.

The SPCA is asking people who find a stray dog to try and look after it in their home until the shelter can take it in.