Macon-Bibb Animal Welfare closed for two weeks for parvo outbreak | News
The Macon-Bibb Animal Welfare is closed for 2 weeks, after a positive test for parvo. That's a virus that is contagious, and most times fatal for dogs. It's not harmful to humans.
According to a media release from county spokesman Chris Floore, the 14-day quarantine took effect Thursday, after discussions with the Department of Agriculture, and after a weekend test turned out positive.
The dog adoption and processing areas of the shelter are closed to the public during this time. No new animals will be accepted, and the only animals who will be adopted out, are those in the long-run area.
Animal welfare director, Sarah Tenon, tells 13WMAZ 14 puppies have been euthanized as part this outbreak. She tells us two dogs with the illness were adopted out, but they've been treated and are expected to be ok.
Tenon says shelter staff is cleaning the facility three times a day during the quarantine, and there are a limited number of staff members allowed in the shelter during this time. She says it's the third parvo outbreak in 14 months.
Tenon has posted information about parvo on the shelter 's Facebook page. You can view that here.