Parvovirus reported at Animal Control

St. Joseph County Animal Control is reporting an incident of canine parvovirus at the Centreville shelter.
Parvo is a highly contagious disease that can turn into a life-threatening illness.
Because animals in the shelter are in such close quarters, extreme measures are being taken to quarantine, move and clean to reduce the spread of the disease, said deputy Josh Shook, Animal Control supervisor.
Stray dogs brought to the shelter are being vaccinated as soon as they arrive, he added. At this time, Animal Control is not taking any owner turn- in animals and has closed the kennel area to the public until further notice.
Shook suggested pet owners make sure their dogs are up to date with vaccinations and use extra caution when allowing pet dogs to play in a public environment.
The animal control office will remain open during normal business hours for the purchase of licenses, donations and other requests that can be handled in the front-office area.
The facility will be closed on Saturdays until the situation is resolved.

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