Dog at Bedford Animal Shelter tests positive for parvo; shelter temporarily closed

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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 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.”

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