Calgary Humane Society reopens after parvo virus outbreak

Calgary Humane Society reopens after parvo virus outbreak

The Calgary Humane Society is open again after an outbreak of parvo virus forced officials to shut the facility on April 25.

The parvo cases came as part of a large seizure from a property in southern Alberta.

The animals were brought in by Alberta SPCA and involved a number of dogs, cats, rabbits and turtles, the society said in a release.

The outbreak made it necessary to put down two dogs that tested positive for the virus. One other dog with the disease is recovering, said humane society officials on Monday.

Other animals at the shelter were placed in quarantine and officials did a deep clean of the facility to protect against further spread of the virus.

Veterinarians continue to test the dogs that came in with the seizure to ensure no other cases develop.

Official are also continuing to divert the intake of surrenders and strays to nearby vet clinics or City of Calgary facilities as a precaution. 

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