Humane Society of Henderson County closes due to Parvo virus

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HENDERSON COUNTY, Ky. (WEHT) – The Humane Society of Henderson County will be closed for the next two weeks due to the Parvo virus.

According to a Facebook post, the Humane Society had Parvo virus was introduced in the building on Aug. 25th.

Parvo is a deadly virus and because of that the shelter will be closed to the public, including owner surrenders and stray drop-offs, for the next two weeks.

This will help protect the animals in the shelter and outside of the shelter.

The animals are being monitored and taken care of to avoid spreading the virus any further.

Parvo virus is a highly contagious and deadly disease for dogs. It’s transmitted in two ways; by direct contact through the nose and mouth with infected poop or contaminated surfaces or direct contact.

The Humane Society has started its bleaching process inside and outside of the shelter to avoid the spread of the virus.

Animal Control will only be taking emergency intake. If you’re interested in adopting an animal, call 270-826-8966 to set up a time and place to meet the animal.

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(This story was originally published on August 26, 2019)

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