DISEASE OUTBREAK Distemper, Parvo Outbreaks Reported At Animal Shelters
Reported by: Deborah Linz
Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Also Contributing: Bethany Simmons
Reported: Jul. 25, 2012 11:23 AM EDT
Updated: Jul. 25, 2012 11:33 AM EDT
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, West Virginia
All dogs at a Mercer County animal shelter are being quarantined due to an outbreak of distemper and parvo.
Director Lisa Williams says there have been five distemper cases and at least three or four parvo cases recently.
Dogs and puppies are currently not being accepted at the shelter during the two-week quarantine and no dogs are up for adoption.
The illnesses do not affect felines, therefore cats and kittens are being accepted and up for adoption.
Meanwhile, a distemper outbreak has forced an eastern Kentucky animal shelter to euthanize more than 200 dogs. The outbreak happened at the Kentucky River Regional Animal Shelter in Perry County. That shelter remains closed for the time being.
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