Quarantine Lifted At Macon Animal Shelter | News
Some pups at the Macon Animal Shelter can now move back into their temporary home.
A quarantine was placed on the isolation room in the shelter due to a Parvo disease outbreak.
The quarantine was lifted after an inspector from the Department of Agriculture made a visit.
Director Sarah Tenon says she believes the disease came from a stray dog that was brought into the shelter.
A few of the dogs that were affected by the disease were euthanized, but the ones that were unaffected were cleared of the area.
Workers at the shelter were able to keep the disease confined to one room so the breakout did not spread to the other areas.
Tenon says before being allowed back into the room all of the animals will be treated.
"To put animals in that room what will happen is every animal, which is our standard, that goes in there will be vaccinated against parvo. They will have their 5 in 1 and they will be warmed in a 3-day warmer before any pup goes into the general adoption population."
The room will remain clear for the rest of today and the animals will be moved back in on Tuesday.