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Wexford Co. Animal Shelter temporarily closes due to parvovirus

 

The Wexford County Animal Shelter is currently closed due to canine parvovirus. 

 

Shelter officials say they will not be able to accept any animals for a minimum of 14 days until the virus is cleared. 

 

"Canine parvovirus is a highly contagious viral disease that can produce a life-threatening illness. The virus attacks rapidly dividing cells in a dog's body, most severely affecting the intestinal tract. Parvovirus also attacks the white blood cells, and when young animals are infected, the virus can damage the heart muscle and cause lifelong cardiac problem."

 

During this time, the animals currently held at the shelter will be monitored by shelter and veterinary staff for signs of the virus. Staff will also clean and sanitize the building to rid the shelter of the virus.

 

The shelter will advise when it is been cleared to accept animals again.
 

 

 

 

 



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