TINLEY PARK, Ill -- A dog battling the canine flu at the PAWS animal shelter in Tinley Park has died.
3-year-old Johnny Suede died in the arms of a volunteer worker at the shelter.
He had been adopted, but returned for treatment.
PAWS closed temporarily last month, after 35 cases of the dog flu were confirmed.
Dog flu is highly contagious and in some cases fatal.
Officials at PAWS say they continue to test the dogs and they have seen some improvement.