WPD: Possible parvo outbreak delays Wichita Animal Shelter opening

Published: Aug. 23, 2018 at 11:50 AM CDT
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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.

Rescue group

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.