The Anderson County Animal Shelter will shut for two weeks because of a case of parvovirus

ANDERSON CO., Tennessee (WVLT) – The Anderson County Animal Shelter will likely be closed for the subsequent two weeks because of a vet confirmed case of parvovirus, in response to a social media submit.

The case of parvovirus was introduced whereas taking an animal and subsequently confirmed. A spokesperson stated that as a result of they’ve a small facility, they don’t have a quarantine space accessible; due to this fact, the doorways will stay closed till August fifteenth.

“Whereas we acknowledge the difficulties the ability closure will likely be for the general public, we acknowledge a possible larger drawback for a wholesome facility,” the social media submit reads. “We are going to proceed to observe the well being of our inhabitants and add extra protocols as really helpful.”

Within the meantime, the workers will care for all of the animals within the facility. Workers may also deal with telephone calls and converse with these fascinated with adoption through the course of to make preparations as soon as the ability reopens.

“We hope you’ll be a part of us in considering optimistic ideas for the well being of our animals,” a spokesperson stated.

Canine parvovirus is a extremely contagious illness that may unfold to all canine, however unvaccinated canine and puppies underneath the age of 4 months are probably the most in danger. The virus impacts the gastrointestinal tracts of canine and could be unfold by direct contact or contact with contaminated feces, environments or folks, in response to the American Veterinary Medical Affiliation.

Negative effects embody lethargy, lack of urge for food, stomach ache and bloating, fever or low physique temperature, vomiting and extreme, typically bloody diarrhea, the AVMA stated.

One other submit on the animal shelter web site shared that it wanted new litter containers, canine bowls, collars, and medication. Amazon’s want record for the shelter could be discovered right here.

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