On Friday, 8 March the Animal Shelter received a dog who was infected with Parvovirus. The Animal Shelter immediately put in place control measures and have isolated the contact areas. Due to the fact that Parvovirus has a 14 day incubation period, the Animal Shelter has implemented all necessary quarantine measures which will result in some areas not being accessible to the public.
Parvovirus is a fast-spreading disease in dogs. It can be spread by dogs sniffing infected areas or faeces and anyone can walk through a Parvovirus affected area and then walk the virus to another area. To protect our dogs and the community, please vaccinate your dog.
The shelter is still open to the public but they will not have free access to all areas until the quarantine period is complete.
Our Cattery is still open for business at this time. Cats are not at risk of Parvovirus.
We appreciated your understanding at this time and if you have any concerns at all please contact the shelter on 44293410. If you have concerns regarding the virus please contact your local vet clinic.