Campbell County animal shelter closes after outbreak of parvo

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JACKSBORO (WATE) – The Campbell County Animal Center is renovating their facilities due to an outbreak of parvo.

Deputy Mayor Andy Wallace said at least ten dogs were put down at the shelter, located at 749 Sting Road in Jacksboro, due to Canine parvovirus. Now the shelter is trying to get the facility cleaned-up after the outbreak.

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.

The shelter said they are taking animals on a case-by-case basis. Anyone who finds an animal or is surrendering an animal is asked to contact another shelter.

Campbell County Animal Center said anyone with an emergency can call them or call animal control officers.

“We apologize for any inconvenience,” wrote the shelter on their Facebook page. “Please be patient as we improve our shelter to make it better for the animals and the public.”

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