Dogs under quarantine in Onslow County


Onslow County, NC (WWAY) — Three dogs tested posted for the Canine Parvovirus at Onslow County Animal Services.

Director Lindsay Wolf has enacted a quarantine period for all dogs housed at the Georgetown Road facility through October 26.

Animal services enacted the quarantine after consulting with the Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Florida. CPV, also known as parvo, has a two- to-14 day incubation period. The quarantine period is meant to ensure the health of shelter animals prior to release and protect community animals from exposure.

Parvo is transmitted through direct contact with infected materials such as feces or vomit. The most common symptoms are diarrhea with
blood in stool, lethargy, vomiting, anorexia, and/or dehydration. However, parvo can be spread in the absenceof symptoms.

During the quarantine period, Animal Services says it will continue to meet citizens needs, while providing for the
health and comfort of shelter and community animals.

The Animal Services facility will remain open for cat intakes and adoptions. Dogs currently housed in foster care will also continue to be available for adoption. Animal Control will operate under normal hours.

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