80 dogs brought to Humane Society offering Parvo clinic
MILWAUKEE -- If you own a dog, you may be worried about the increase in cases of the Parvo virus in your area. It's a serious threat and, today, there is another opportunity to protect your pets.
Dozens of dogs have gotten sick because of this virus outbreak. In Fond du Lac, the humane society was shut down last week because at least 8 dogs died there. That's why the humane society is offering vaccination clinics - and there's one today.
Back on July 30th, the humane society had a similar clinic. More than 100 pet owners lined up for vaccinations against the Parvo virus.
It's a non-treatable, potentially deadly disease. Most of the time, it impacts dogs, but cats can get infected, as well. Puppies, however, seem to be at the highest risk for contracting it. Symptoms are vomitting, bloody diarrhea and general lack of energy. The virus passes in stools and can stay in a favorable environment for a year.
About 80 dogs were taken to get vaccinations at the Humane Society between 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.