Parvo Outbreak Shuts Down Animal Shelter For Adoptions

The Pitt County Animal Shelter has been shut down for dog adoptions because of a Parvo outbreak.

Cats are not affected and will still be up for adoption for the next seven to ten days.

The county says the shelter is working to combat the disease within its facility. It says Parvo, which is a potentially deadly disease for dogs, did not originate in the facility. Instead, it comes from animals that are brought into the shelter for adoption.

Parvo mostly commonly attacks the dog's intestinal tract and is shed in feces and vomit. It is not transmissible to humans.


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  • by Stanley Location: Greenville on Apr 24, 2009 at 10:29 AM
    hello my name is stanley phipps me and my girlfriend got a puppy from the shelter about two weeks ago and it had parvo and we took it to the vet because we knew that somthing was wrong with her. and the shelter said they were doing what they could. and i did the research and knew that in order to get rid of the virus you would have to bleach everything and kill all the animals that could have been involved. Espically since the vet that we took our puppy to had already seen 2 or 3 puppies with in 2 weeks with the same virus if they knew that it was going on why was nothing done before could yall answer my question on that thanks. I just think its wrong how they run things down there because i was angry and told them how i felt and the lady i dont know her name she got all upset and yelled back. So that made her look real dumb i was like an upset customer. That would have been like if i would have went to burger king and got some food the i yelled at em and then they yelled back not good
  • by ~ALPHA female~ Location: O84P on Apr 23, 2009 at 04:36 PM
    Parvo is expensive to treat. ..So is the shelter going to put down all the dogs or treat all the dogs? ..I'm sure I know the answer.
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Apr 23, 2009 at 03:26 PM
    To The Shelter: do you have a way for the readers to make donations to help you out.
  • by April on Apr 23, 2009 at 10:44 AM
    oh no, sad!!!
  • by Dog Luvr Location: Eastern NC on Apr 23, 2009 at 09:05 AM
    Praying for all these doggies. You guys at the shelter do such a good job. Thank you for helping our furry friends.
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