MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A case of Parvo has been detected at Memphis Animal Services.
As of now the facility is closed to the public while the facility is being cleaned.
Last month, at least 14 dogs were euthanized due to another case of Parvo.
MAS will be open today from 3 -7 p.m. for adoptions.
According to a news release, five Great Dane puppies were surrendered to MAS Tuesday.
Thursday morning, one of the puppies tested positive for Parvo, a highly contagious virus.
The dog was tested after showing signs it may be infected.
We are told by MAS there is no way to screen for Parvo, it is detected after signs are shown.
Paravovirus is highly contagious and causes moderate to sever vomiting, decreased appetite, diarrhea and other symptoms.
Treatment is variable but typically includes fluid therapy, antibiotics and anti-vomiting medication.
All unvaccinated dogs are at risk of infection with the virus.
Anyone who adopted since the dogs were brought in will be notified and those who adopt in the next few days will be told there is a chance their dog could be infected.
Pet rescues and others are being asked to foster or adopt as many animals as possible to reduce the chance of the virus spreading.