Local shelters issue warning about deadly dog virus
MILWAUKEE--Milwaukee animal shelters are warning pet owners to vaccinate their dogs against a potentially deadly virus.
According to a joint news release from the Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) and the Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission (MADACC), MADACC has seen 16 cases in 18 hours.
"It's typically known as a puppy disease we're seeing it in a lot of the adult dogs throughout the area that are coming in through the public," explained MADACC Community Outreach & Volunteer Coordinator Jessica Huber. " That's telling us that somebody's dogs not been vaccinated at all or have minimum vaccination."
Parvovirus spreads among dogs when a dog touches infected fecal matter. Symptoms include lack of energy, vomiting and bloody diarrhea. The virus has not spread at local shelters.
The WHS Milwaukee Campus is hosting a pubic vaccine clinic from 1pm-30m Tuesday July 30th.