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Parvovirus found in several McCracken pound puppies

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Several dogs at the McCracken County Animal Shelter were diagnosed with parvo, but the illness hasn't spread to the rest of the canine population, according to Director Ryan Brown.

He said a batch of puppies came to the shelter early last week and after a day or two began to show signs of canine parvovirus, a contagious virus that primarily affects dogs. Brown said once the canines showed symptoms of the illness, which can lie dormant for seven to 10 days, they were taken to the shelter's veterinarian.

Every dog is given a parvo shot with 24 hours of entering the facility, but the shot will not protect animals that have already been affected. He said once the test comes back positive, the dogs are quarantined to keep the sickness from spreading.

The entire facility was cleaned from "top to bottom" last week following the first positive test and again over the weekend after the second positive finding, according to Brown.

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