Anderson Co. Animal Shelter closes for 2 weeks on account of a case of parvovirus

The animal shelter mentioned they’re too small for a quarantine space and can monitor the well being of their animal inhabitants.

ANDERSON COUNTY, Tennessee – The Anderson County Animal Shelter mentioned they might shut the power for 2 weeks after confirming a case of parvovirus on the facility.

“We suspected the parvovirus had turned up with an consumption and we confirmed this with a vet,” they mentioned on social media Monday. “Whereas we acknowledge the difficulties that the closure of the power will likely be for the general public, we acknowledge a probably larger downside for a wholesome facility.”

Additionally they mentioned they’re too small a facility to have a quarantine space. Whereas the power is closed, they mentioned they might proceed to watch the well being of their inhabitants and added further protocols to stop the unfold of the harmful parvovirus.

Canine parvovirus is extremely contiguous and may have an effect on all canine, particularly unvaccinated canine and puppies below 4 months of age. It impacts their gastrointestinal tracts and is unfold by way of dog-to-dog contact or if a canine is uncovered to contaminated feces, environments, or folks.

Signs embrace lethargy, lack of urge for food, stomach ache, bloating, fever or low physique temperature, vomiting, and extreme diarrhea which can embrace blood.

Whereas the Anderson County Animal Shelter is closed, a crew will likely be there to look after cats and canine, they mentioned. Nonetheless, they will not be capable to deal with any new hires.

Additionally they mentioned they might be capable to speak to folks concerning the adoption plans on the telephone in the event that they wished to undertake an animal. They are often reached at 865-441-2068. They plan to reopen on August fifteenth.

“We hope you’ll be a part of us in pondering constructive ideas for the well being of our animals,” they mentioned on social media.

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