WPD: Possible parvo outbreak delays Wichita Animal Shelter opening
Employees at the Wichita Animal Shelter spent Thursday cleaning after a possible outbreak of a contagious disease.
The Wichita Police Department Thursday morning said the Wichita Animal Shelter wouldn't open until the afternoon due to a potentially outbreak of parvo.
Possible affected dogs were removed by rescues as a precaution. Several dogs tested positive for parvo.
was able to take in the dogs, which will have to be put into quarantine as signs of parvo don't usually show up for seven to 10 days.
Situations like what happened at the shelter Thursday morning are why it's recommended that pet owners vaccinate their animals.
There was a potential Parvo outbreak at the Animal Shelter. Staff are doing a thorough cleaning and the shelter will open at 1 p.m. today.— Wichita Police (@WichitaPolice) August 23, 2018
Possible affected dogs were removed by rescues as a precaution. pic.twitter.com/i5jUmu6Zl7
Attn Wichita: The Wichita Animal Shelter will not open until 1 p.m. today due to dealing with a potential contagious disease outbreak. pic.twitter.com/796if62v2E— Wichita Police (@WichitaPolice) August 23, 2018