Georgia shelter quarantines dog area for parvovirus

The dog area of a Georgia animal shelter is under quarantine after three puppies tested positive for the highly contagious canine parvovirus.

News outlets report Athens-Clarke County Animal Shelter announced Wednesday that the area will be quarantined until Sept. 16.

The shelter says several seemingly healthy puppies arrived last week, but by Saturday, one of the puppies became seriously ill and the other two appeared ill. They say the puppies tested positive for parvo and were euthanized after their illness worsened.

The shelter says the remaining dogs were vaccinated and are at low risk of infection.

The cat area briefly closed in July after some kittens were infected by panleukopenia, which is deadly to unvaccinated felines. Workers euthanized 31 cats. A subsequent test showed negative results for one kitten.