Memphis Animal shelter reopens Tuesday

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Animal Services will reopen Tuesday after closing this past weekend due an Parvo outbreak.

All services will be provided including adoptions, owner surrenders, information on animal care/laws and street operations.

Vaccinations for the Parvo Virus will be given.

So far, eleven dogs have been euthanized after the initial Parvo case was discovered late Friday.

There have been no other report of any more dogs being infected with the disease.

Deep cleaning protocols will continue throughout the day and end early Tuesday morning.

A total of 26 dogs have been taken in by rescue groups to lessen the chance of the virus spreading.

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.