Quarantine ordered at Cobb shelter
July 19, 2013 11:35 PM | 1374 views | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
State inspectors have ordered quarantines at two animal shelters caring for scores of dogs and cats in metro Atlanta.

WSB-TV reports the Georgia Department of Agriculture ordered the quarantines at shelters in DeKalb and Cobb County.

Inspectors took the action because of a possible parvovirus outbreak.

Eighty-seven cats are isolated in a DeKalb animal shelter after an unknown number contracted feline parvovirus.

The Cobb County shelter placed 48 dogs under quarantine after one tested positive Thursday for parvovirus. Most of the animals are puppies.

Parvovirus is very contagious among animals. It can permanently damage an animal’s heart and cause life-threatening dehydration.

– From wire reports

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