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MARYVILLE, MO (2011-11-17)
An outbreak of a Canine Disease is being reported across several of our communities.
It's also shutting down the animal shelter in Maryville for the next couple of weeks. Parvo is a contagious disease that often attacks a dog's gastrointestinal system. Reports have been coming in not just in Maryville, but in St. Joseph and Bedford Iowa. The animal shelter manager in Maryville says they will be cleaning quarantined areas throughout the shelter. The dog area is closing for two weeks starting today, it will re-open on Tuesday November 29th. The shelter itself will remain open now through next Thursday, then be closed to the public next Thursday through Monday November 28th. Officials at the shelter say shutting down areas and then the facility itself temporarily will help staff completely disinfect all areas of the building and contain the Parvo outbreak. They are also encouraging area dog owners to get their pets vaccinated against Parvo.
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