Humane Society of Henderson County, New Hope Animal Rescue impacted by Parvo virus

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HENDERSON, Ky. (WEHT) – The Humane Society of Henderson County and New Hope Animal Rescue have been impacted by the Parvo virus.

On Monday, the Humane Society made a Facebook post about the facility having the Parvo virus.

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.

New Hope Animal Shelter has also been impacted by the Parvo virus.

According to a Facebook post, a puppy that the facility took in has the Parvo virus.

New Hope Animal Shelter urges people with animals to get them vaccinated and stay out of rescue shelters if you’ve been in contact with an infected dog.

The post goes on to say they caught the disease early and treatment for the puppy is underway.

Workers at the animal rescue are doing everything they can to save the puppy.

If you’re interested in adopting any cats, call 270-724-1385 to make arrangements to meet the animals.

If you have any questions, you’re asked to call 270-827-8088.

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.

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(This story was originally published on August 27, 2019)

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