NEWS RELEASE: Parvo Outbreak Temporarily Stops Intakes At Animal Shelter
The Marshall Police Department’s Animal Control and Shelter has temporarily stopped canine intake and adoption operations due to a Parvovirus outbreak. Parvo is a highly contagious and often deadly disease most commonly found in puppies and adult dogs with compromised immune systems. Parvo is common in kennel environments, but because of the severity of this outbreak, it was necessary to stop intake and begin the process of deep cleaning the shelter.
The deep cleaning process consists of the use of Terg-O-Cide Formula 236 and bleach. While the Terg-O-Cide is used on a daily basis at the shelter for everyday cleaning and is animal-friendly, bleach is not. Exposure to bleach through ingestion, breathing or touching, is extremely dangerous for a dog which is why our shelter is unable to house any dogs during the deep cleaning process.
The shelter is expected to resume normal operations on Monday, May 7, 2018.
Public Information Officer
Marshall Police Department