Parvo outbreak at Humane Society kills 6 dogs, 16 quarantined


WITH A RUSH TO SAVE THE ANIMALS FROM THIS POTENTIALLY DEADLY CONDITION. REPORTER: THIS IS ONE OF OF THE FEW UP FOR ADOPTION AT THE WESTERN P. A. HUMANE SOCIETY, DOZENS OF OTHERS CANNOT BE ADOPTED OUT RIGHT NOW BECAUSE OF THE PARVO OUTBREAK THAT AND IT’S FLOODING OTHER SHELTERS WITH ANIMALS. THE LATEST DOG TO GET SICK WITH THE PARVO OUTBREAK IS STEVIE, AND MANY ARE HOPING THAT HE’S THE FIRST SURVIVOR. IT IS ALMOST ALWAYS FATAL BUT IT’S HOPE WHEN IT’S CAUGHT EXTREMELY EARLY AS IT WAS WITH STEVIE. HE’S BEING TREATED AT AN ANIMAL HOSPITAL AND APPEARS TO BE DOING WELL. THE OUTBREAK HAS ALREADY KILLED SIX DOGS, THE FIRST CASE HAPPENED ABOUT TWO AND A HALF WEEKS AGO, MORE HAVE CONTINUED POPPING UP ALL THE WAY TO STEVIE, WHO TESTED POSITIVE JUST TWO DAYS AGO. IT’S A FAIRLY LARGE CRISIS. REPORTER: THE HUMANE SOCIETY HAS BEEN FORCED TO STOP ACCEPTING DOGS AND QUARANTINED 16 IN THIS ROOM. WORKERS HAVE TO CONSTANTLY KEANE THE KENNELS WEARING PROTECTIVE GOWNS. THE PRECAUTIONS LAST 14 DAYS AND EVERY TIME A NEW CASE POPS UP THE PROCESS STARTS OVER. ONLY A HANDFUL OF DUGS THAT ARE NOT AT RISK ARE AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION. WHAT IS CAUSING THE AUTOMATIC BREAK? IT MAY BE STARTING FAR OUTSIDE THE SHELTER’S WALLS. THE TIME OF TIMELINE ON THOSE COULD BE THAT THEY CAME INTO THE SHELTER OF PARVO AND THERE MAY BE A COMMUNITY OUTBREAK OF PARVO THAT WE ARE SEEING IN THE SHELLED TERE AND OUT ON THE NORTH SIDE IN GENERAL. REPORTER: ANIMAL RESCUE LEAGUE IS STEPPING UP. THEY NOW HAVE MORE THAN 150 DOGS AT THE SHELTER, MORE THAN DOUBLE THEIR NORMAL POPULATION. PEOPLE ARE LOOKING TO ADOPT THIS IS A GREAT WEEKEND TO COME TO THE ANIMAL RESCUE LEAGUE AND GET A DOG, A CAT. REPORTER: WHILE THEY DEAL WITH THE OUTBREAK SHELTERS SAY THIS IS AN IMPORTANT REMINDER WHY IT’S SO IMPORTANT TO VACCINATE YOUR DOGS. RIGHT NOW THE HUMANE SOCIETY BELIEVES IT WILL BE AROUND

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