Canine virus ‘Parvo’ is circulating, animal experts warn public to be on high alert

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Multiple dogs in Pitt County have fallen ill to the canine virus, “Parvo.” 

Two of those dogs were in the Humane Society of Eastern Carolina’s care hoping to find their forever homes for only a few days before symptoms starting taking over.

The dogs were then admitted to the hospital and are now recovering.

However, staff want the public to know the dogs contracted the virus before coming to their shelter. They also want everyone who has a dog to be on high alert.

“It’s out in the community,” said Shelby Jolly, Assistant Shelter Director, HSEC. “Your dog isn’t vaccinated and a dog that has already gotten the virus uses the bathroom in your yard and your dog goes out there and it gets it on their feet and it cleans it’s feet off or anything like that your dog unvaccinated will probably get Parvo.”

Humane Society staff say they are still in the deep cleaning process to ensure the safety of all of their animals. They say they will not be open for dog adoptions this weekend, but they are hoping to open up for cat adoptions. 

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