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SASEBO NAVAL BASE, Japan — Quarantine services at Yokosuka Naval Base’s Navy Exchange kennel temporarily have been shut down due to conditions that might be harmful to pets, Navy officials said Tuesday.

The kennel is open for all other services, including boarding pets, but the quarantine facilities were shut down after U.S. Army veterinarians found adverse conditions, including cracks in cement floors and structural deficiencies during inspection, according to base spokesman Sean Dath.

Pet facilities at Naval Air Facility Atsugi and Camp Zama remain open for quarantine services and the Navy Exchange will pay the difference for those forced to quarantine pets in town, Dath said.

A rush work order has been placed install drop ceilings, replace steel gates with aluminum, and also epoxy the floors, Dath said.

No date has been set for the reopening of the quarantine facilities.

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