The Bedford Animal Shelter is closed after a dog was diagnosed with parvovirus, the shelter announced Thursday morning.
The staff said they received a dog with the virus Wednesday, and because it’s highly contagious and potentially deadly to pets, the shelter is closed to the public and will not accept any owner surrenders for at least 10 days.
The Animal Shelter is currently closed to the public & is not accepting owner surrenders for a minimum of 10 days. Yesterday, Animal Services staff took a dog to the vet, where he was diagnosed with Parvovirus.
Staff is now going through parvo protocol https://t.co/7dkMePhAQ3 pic.twitter.com/74jxwEbbUz
— City of Bedford (@CityofBedfordtx) October 14, 2021
“The Animal Shelter staff is going through its Parvo protocol, sanitizing the shelter and treating the lawn, when they are able to due to the wet conditions,” a news release said. “All of the current adoptable dogs are being monitored and will be taken to the vet if they show any symptoms. If additional animals show symptoms, the shelter will remain in parvovirus protocol for additional days.”