The Animal Emergency Center in Scott City, Mo. has announce it’s closure, effective immediately.

According to an announcement by AEC the closure is due to the inability to maintain staff at the facility.

A call to the facility yielded no human response but the answering machine stated that the facility was indeed closed and would not reopen.

Clients are being referred to Lakeside Emergency Hospital in Carbondale, IL, or referred back to their regular veterinarians.

Animal Emergency Center closes