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Quarantine Imposed on Dogs at Junction City Animal Shelter

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JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (AP) — Dogs are under quarantine at the Junction City/Geary County Animal Shelter after tests found parvovirus. The shelter euthanized five puppies after the virus was discovered. Shelter director Lisa Junghans says the virus was found in four puppies that were brought to the shelter from the Westwood area of Junction City on July 27. 

parvo jpgAn electron photomicrograph of canine parvovirus (Photo Credit: Jean-Yves Sgro, Institute for Molecular Virology, University of Wisconsin)

Parvo is a contagious disease that is potentially life-threatening. The dogs were euthanized because the shelter did not have the resources to treat the disease. Thirty-five dogs are under quarantine while staff clean the shelter and monitor the dogs for any symptoms. WIBW reports if no other dogs test positive for the disease, dog adoptions and drop offs will resume next Monday. Cats and animals other than dogs can still be taken to the shelter.

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